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BREAKING: Atiku postpones Port Harcourt rally as Wike celebrates assaults on Sekibo, different PDP leaders in Rivers



The nationwide leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its presidential marketing campaign rally in Rivers State following assaults on its members.

The development was confirmed on Monday by the Rivers chapter of the PDP presidential marketing campaign council.

Atiku postpones Port Harcourt rally as Wike celebrates assaults on Sekibo, different PDP leaders in Rivers

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They stated that the PDP flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, would no longer maintain the scheduled campaign rally in Rivers State, which has the best voter inhabitants within the South-South subregion.

Senator Lee Maeba, chairman of Rivers PDPPCC, blamed the development on the disaster between the presidential marketing campaign council and the Rivers chapter of PDP led by Governor Nyesom Wike.

He stated that Mr Wike annoyed their efforts to discover a suitable venue for the rally, and following latest happenings within the state, it was possible {that a} rally would lead to bloodshed.


Mr Maeba blamed security agents for failing to guard supporters of Mr Abubakar in Rivers and referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and compel safety agents to discharge their duties with out bias.

“Governor Wike has branded the supporters of Atiku as enemies of the state and vowed to crush them,” Mr Maeba stated.

He added; “He permitted the usage of Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for the presidential rally, however upon the campaign council visit to the stadium to establish the status of the facility, he berated their go to and put a rule that they may solely visit the stadium 48 hours to the mounted date of the rally.


“Regrettably and predictably, the Governor canceled the approval. This unstable and unreliable stance of the governor led the campaign council to supply another venue and acquired a non-public parcel of land at Rainbow City. The governor has made it not possible to secure a peaceable use of that facility.

“That is additionally supported by the injunction obtained ex parte from the Justice of the Peace court docket by his attorney-general to seal all marketing campaign workplaces of Alh. Atiku Abubakar in Rivers State. It’s a part of the broader plot to maliciously put away members of the campaign council till the presidential election is over.

“Within the gentle of the above submissions, we the state marketing campaign council in complete constructive engagement with the nationwide marketing campaign council, the candidate, and the occasion, having seen and evaluated the bodily hurt, imagine that no lack of life could be tolerated, accepted earlier than throughout and after the presidential election and agreed with our principals on the necessity to shelve and cancel the rally to avoid any demise as a result of the victory of Alh Abubakar doesn’t deserve spilling of blood of even one citizen of Rivers State.


“This can be painful, however it’s the finest resolution to take as no human demise could be excused on the insistence of holding a rally as a result of brigandage which the safety agency has not been in a position to wade in and restore confidence security-wise on the populace and our members”.

In the meantime, Governor Wike has denied not approving the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, stating that the Rivers PDPPCC canceled their rally as a result of they lacked the numbers to fill the stadium.

The Nation reports that Mr Wike made the comments at Nyemoni Secondary College area in Abonnema city, venue of the PDP campaign for Akuku-Toru Native Government Space on Monday.


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“I gave them the stadium, they know they don’t have any capability to fill the stadium, they’re looking for excuses. They went and forced themselves to make use of government land at Trans Amadi. I stated no, that was not where I gave you. Where I gave you was Adokiye Amiesimaka, go and fill that place.

“They now stated no, we won’t go there once more. We don’t need folks to die. Who’s killing who? Is anyone killing anyone? I said don’t pay cash, I’ll purchase the diesel for you. I’ll do all the things for you. Mobilise, go, and fill that stadium. They ran away.”


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