Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says the claim by the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) that the Port Harcourt rally was put off because of fear of bloodshed is untrue.
Speaking at Nyemoni Secondary School field in Abonnema town, the venue of the PDP campaign for Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, on Monday, the governor said the reason the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was cancelled in his state was because they lacked the numbers to fill the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium he approved for the event.
Recall that the rally was scheduled for Tuesday.
Wike said, “I gave them the stadium, they know they’ve no capacity to fill the stadium, they’re looking for excuses.
“They went and forced themselves to use government land at Trans Amadi. I said no, that wasn’t 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’ll buy the diesel for you. I’ll do everything for you. Mobilise, go, and fill that stadium. They ran away.”