The Rivers State Government has reapproved the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to host its presidential campaign rally.
Wike disclosed that the re-approval to grant the use of the stadium to the PDP was taken after so many pleas by critical stakeholders in the state.
He made this known during Tuesday’s state PDP Campaign rally in the Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area.
The Rivers State Government had on January 31 withdrawn the initial approval of February 11 on the grounds that credible intelligence and recent development show that the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation is working in collaboration with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers.
The government said it understood that the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation was intending to share the approved facility with the APC whose activities are characterised by violence and destruction.
However, at the state PDP Campaign rally in the Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area on Tuesday, Wike said the government reapproved the use of the venue after pleas by many personalities.
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The governor also spoke on the crisis in the PDP, even as he faulted the comment by the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu that a member of the G5 visited him (Ayu).
Wike said the claim was false as no member of the group of five PDP governors advocating for the Southern Chairmanship of the party will visit Ayu.
He said nobody can blackmail the G5 governors to drop their political advocacy, because it is a fight they must surely win.
Wike insisted that no man can chase them away from the party they built.
The Rivers governor and four others; Okezie Ikpeazu, Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Seyi Makinde of Abia, Benue, Enugu and Oyo States respectively have consistently demanded the resignation of Ayu as a condition to support the PDP flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.