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Wike threatens to cease Atiku’s marketing campaign rally in Rivers

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Recall that Wike and the management of the get together together with the Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have been concerned in a long-drawn imbroglio over the continued keep of Iyorchia Ayu because the get together’s Nationwide Chairman.

The governor alongside his colleagues within the well-known G-5 Group has made it clear that he will not be a part of the Atiku marketing campaign however was ‘magnanimous’ sufficient to grant the request for the previous Vice President to make use of the venue for the Rivers leg of his marketing campaign rally.

Nonetheless, Wike has now threatened to cease the marketing campaign from holding altogether as a consequence of an alleged infraction dedicated by the Director-Normal of the Presidential Marketing campaign Council (PCC) within the state, Dr. Abiye Sekibo.

The Governor alleged that, opposite to the phrases of the approval, Sekibo has been accessing the venue a month earlier than due time.

He defined that the approval, which was granted for gratis to the PCC, acknowledged that the stadium could be accessible to the council 48 hours to the rally slated for February 11, 2023.

Wike made this identified whereas talking on the marketing campaign flag-off rally of the Rivers State PDP Marketing campaign Council in Oyigbo Native Authorities Space on Friday, January 20, 2023.

He stated below no jurisdiction ought to Sekibo has the proper to take over possession of the stadium earlier than the stipulated time by the state authorities.

He, thereby, warned the PCC Chairman to not provoke the Rivers State Authorities by desperately making an attempt to take over the management of the state-owned facility weeks earlier than the marketing campaign, or else the approval could be cancelled.

Wike’s phrases: Let me additionally use this chance to warn Abiye Sekibo, we’ve got made approval on your presidential candidate to make use of Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, February eleventh, you haven’t any proper to start to go to the stadium now. We can’t offer you entry to the stadium now. We will solely offer you entry to the stadium two days to the event so that you can put together.

“No person gave you one month. So, should you dare it once more, to go and drive your self into the stadium, I’ll cancel the approval with quick impact. Dare it once more, I’ll cancel it. Heaven won’t fall. In actual fact, if heaven falls now, we shall be blissful that it was in our time heaven got here down.

“I do know you aren’t prepared to try this rally. You might be solely in search of excuse. However you need to do it. I do know you’ll import folks, no issues, go and import. Now we have given you the stadium.