Gov Wike Approves Stadium For Tinubu’s Port Harcourt Rally Free Of Charge

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has approved the use of Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt City Local Government Area for the February 15th Presidential Campaign Rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

The approval followed an application by the Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, and Independent Campaign Council, ICC, in the state for a venue for the presidential campaign in the state.

Recall that Wike had recently denied Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of his party, The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP the use of Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, an already approved venue to hold rally in Port Harcourt, citing security concerns.

However, it was gathered that the APC had on the 15th of January applied to the Rivers State Government for the release of Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for the campaign of its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu in the state scheduled for 15th February in the state.

But in a letter dated 3rd of February, signed by the State Commissioner of Sports, Christopher Green, the government approved the use of Yakubu Gowon Stadium instead of Amiesimaka’s stadium sort for, with a waiver on the N5 million caution charge.

A member of APC PCC/ICC in the state, Chief Tony Okocha, hailed the state governor, Wike, for the approval of the venue.

There had been rumours that Mr. Wike has told those close to him that he is suppOrting the APC candidate for president.

Governor Wike had yet to confirm that despite inquiries sent to him by CHECKPOINTCHARLEY.

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