Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has disclosed the reason behind the cancellation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential rally set to hold in the state.
Speaking at Nyemoni Secondary School field in Abonnema town, venue of PDP campaign for Akuku-Toru Local Government Area on Monday, Wike said that the PDP lacked the capacity to fill the venue picked for the rally.
He explained that PDP PCC in Abuja had applied to him seeking approval of a venue to use for their rally in the state, which was approved.
But having realised that they do not have the capacity to mobilise the crowd to fill the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, governor Wike said the PCC went to clear another piece of land in Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout owned by the State government, which was not granted.
Instead of returning to prepare the stadium that was approved, Wike stated that the PCC are making spurious allegation of threat to life as the reason why they are putting off holding their rally in Rivers State.
“I gave them the stadium, they know they have no capacity to fill the stadium, they are looking for excuses. They went and forced themselves to use government land at Trans Amadi. I said no, that was not where I gave you. Where I gave you was Adokiye Amiesimaka, go and fill that place.
“They now said no, we won’t go there again. We don’t want people to die. Who is killing who? Is anybody killing anybody? I said don’t pay money, I will buy the diesel for you. I will do everything for you. Mobilise, go and fill that stadium. They ran away,” he said.
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