Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has approved the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential rally.
Despite the feud between the state governor and PDP’s presidential aspirant, Wike gave the go-ahead for the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) at no cost, according to the Punch.
Wike disclosed the approval of Atiku’s campaign during his campaign at Oyigbo local government area of the state on Friday, January 20, 2023.
The incumbent governor said that the PCC’s director-general DR Abiye Sekibo can have access to the stadium two days before the D-day but stated that he could change his mind.
Wike said: “Let me also use this opportunity to warn Abiye Sekibo; we have made approval for your presidential candidate to use Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on 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 for 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 falls now, we will be happy that it was in our time heaven came down.”
“I know you are not ready to do that rally. You are only looking for an excuse. But you must do it. I know you are going to import people; no problem, go and import. We have given you the stadium.”