Wike approves use of stadium for Atiku’s campaign

Wike approves use of stadium for Atiku's campaign
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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said approval has been given to Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to use the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for Alhaji Abubakar Atiku’s presidential campaign in the State.Wike approves use of stadium for Atiku's campaign

The governor, however explained that the approval granted at no cost to the Presidential Campaign Council, is that the Stadium will be accessible to the council 48 hours to the February 11th, 2023 presidential campaign.

Governor Wike, who disclosed this while speaking at the campaign flag-off rally by the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council in Oyigbo Local Government Area on Friday, said the Director-General of the PCC in Rivers State, Dr. Abiye Sekibo has no right to want to take possession of the stadium one month before the date of the stipulated event.

He warned Dr. Sekibo not to provoke the Rivers State government by desperately wanting to take possession of the State owned stadium weeks to the campaign, or else the approval will be cancelled.

Governor Wike however, said by the approval he signed, Dr. Sekibo and his group can only begin to access the stadium two days to the event to verify and put in place what they required for their rally.

Let me also use this opportunity to warn Abiye Sekibo, we have made approval for your presidential candidate to use Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, February 11th, you have no right to begin to go to the stadium now. We cannot give you access to the stadium now. We can only give you access to the stadium two days to the occasion for you to prepare.” – Wike said

The governor added that;

Nobody gave you one month. So, if you dare it again, to go and force yourself into the stadium, I will cancel the approval with immediate effect. Dare it again, I will cancel it. Heaven will not fall. In fact, if heaven falls now, we will be happy that it was in our time heaven came down.”

Wike wondered why Dr. Sekibo was acting against the approval given to him and said it appears that he is finding a reason to blame in the event that the rally fails.

I know you are not ready to do that rally. You are only looking for excuse. But you must do it. I know you are going to import people, no problems, go and import. We have given you the stadium.” – Wike said.

Governor Wike also took a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State for blaming the crisis that greeted the campaign of its governorship candidate in Mile one Diobu, Port Harcourt on Thursday.

The governor stressed that APC became a victim to the brewing crisis between the two factions in Rumuwoji community because they did not address their demand adequately.

Otherwise, governor Wike wondered why APC did not encounter crisis with their rallies when they used the Tipper Park in Etche Local Government and the IYM secretariat in Ikwerre Local Government.

The governor asked them to stop complaining if they are not ready for the forthcoming general election because the PDP in the state is fully prepared for the election.

Governor Wike mocked Senator Andrew Uchendu, because despite serving in several administrations, he failed to attract development project to his Mgbuitanwo community. According to him, it was his administration that contracted Julius Berger to construct internal roads, fitted with street light in Mgbuitanwo.

The governor stressed that the APC governorship candidate, Tonye Cole, in collusion with the immediate past administration of governor Chibuike Amaechi, sold the State gas turbines and diverted $50 Million from the State account.

Governor Wike said the APC governorship is now facing criminal charges with the state government demanding from him to refund the $50million, which it wants to use for development projects.

Go and bring our money back. We want to use the money to develop the people of Oyigbo, to develop the people of Rivers state.” – he said.

The governor further accused the APC governorship candidate of masterminding the killing of scores of persons in Abonnema by the military during the 2019 general election.


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