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General News of Wednesday, 8 February 2023


We're no longer interested in your stadium – Atiku campaign fires Wike

A photo collage of Wike and Atiku A photo collage of Wike and Atiku

The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has declined to use the Adokiye Amesiamaka Stadium, Igwurita-Ali, Port Harcourt, for its presidential campaign rally after approval by the state governor, Nyesom Wike.

Recall that Wike has denied the party the use of the stadium for the rally but made a u-turn early this week.

Recall that Wike is at loggerheads with the leadership of the party after he was overlooked for the vice presidential slot.

However, while speaking at the PDP governorship campaign rally at Ogu in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday, the governor announced the reapproval of the facility.

Reacting to the latest approval, the spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa, said the Atiku campaign was no longer interested in the facility.

The spokesperson, who spoke during a radio programme in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, said the Council could not take Governor Wike by his words.

According to him, “We learnt that yesterday he (Wike) announced that the stadium has been restored and that he has rescinded his decision.

“But let me state this very clearly, the Presidential Campaign Council of Atiku is no longer interested in Governor Wike’s greek gift.

“The said stadium that he revoked for reasons that he gave based on intelligence. May I ask, has he reversed those intelligence report?”