Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has explained that campaigners of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar cancelled their state’s rally because they lack the capacity to fill the Stadium he approved for free for the event.
Wike said the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) lied for citing insecurity as the reason why the campaign was put off.
Wike spoke at Nyemoni Secondary School field in Abonnema town, venue of PDP campaign for Akuku-Toru Local Government Area on Monday.
The Governor 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, The Nation reports.
He said having realised that they lacked the capacity to mobilise the crowd to fill the stadium, the PCC went to clear another piece of land in Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout owned by the state government, which was not granted.
“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.”