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Wike threatens to cancel approval for Atiku’s campaign venue


Wilson Adekumola

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Wike has warned the Peoples Democratic Party that he can revoke the approval given to Ayiku’s campaign team to use thhe Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for the presidential rally on February 11.

Wike said that the approval was given to Presidential Campaign Council free of charge adding that he would only grant them two days to the occasion.

The Governor disclosed this at the inauguration of the River State PDP Campaign Council in Oyigbo Local Government Area on Friday.

He vowed to cancel the approval if the Director-General of PCC in Rivers State tried to act against his decision take over the stadium weeks to the event.

He maintained that Sekibo had no right to forcefully acquire the stadium without his consent before the event.

He said, “Let me also use this opportunity to warn Abiye Sekibo, we have made approval for your presidential candidate to use Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, February 11, 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.

“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 fall now, we will be happy that it was in our time heaven came down.”

Wike was not happy with the way Sekibo flout his order against approval gave to him noting that he might want to blame it on him if the campaign did not hold as scheduled.

“I know you are not really ready to do that rally. You are 0nly looking for excuse. But you must do it. I know you are going to impact people, no problems.”

He also condemned the statement of All Progressive Congress in Rivers State for blaming the crisis that happened during their campaign in Mile Diobu on Thursday on the PDP.

He asked why the APC did not face crisis with their rallies when they used the Tipper Park in Etche Local Government and IYM secretariat in Ikwere Local government.

He then told them to stop complaining if they were not prepared for the forthcoming general election saying that the state PDP was ready for the elections.

Wike lampooned Senator Andrew Uchendu for failing to execute developmental projects in his Mgbuitanwo community despite serving in many administrations.

He asserted that it was his administration that contracted a firm to construct internal roads, fitted with streetlights in Mbguitanwo.

Source: the Nation

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