The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign will no longer hold in Rivers state as earlier planned.
The party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) chairman Senator Lee Maeba announced the cancellation of the rally slated for February 13, 2023, due to security concerns.
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However, Governor Nyesom Wike has described PDP’s claim as false adding that the party currently lacks the capacity of staging a rally that will be full to the brim.
Wike added that the PCC went to clear another piece of land in Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout owned by the state government, which was not granted.
The governor said: “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.”