RIVERS: Atiku Campaign rejects Wike’s offer of stadium, tags it ‘Greek gift’

The seemingly forced gesture from Rivers State Governor, Nyeson Wike, to Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential Campaign Council in the state has been rejected and described as ‘Greek gift’.

Governor Wike had revoked his earlier approval of Adokiye Amesiamaka Stadium, Igwurita-Ali, Port Harcourt, for PDP presidential rally in the state.

However, the governor on Tuesday made a U-turn while speaking at the PDP governorship campaign rally at Ogu in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of the state.

Reacting to the development on Wednesday, the spokesperson of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State, Leloonu Nwibubasa, said the Atiku campaign was no longer interested in the facility.

Nwibubasa berated the hovernor for rescinding his decision in the first place.

He said: “We learnt that yesterday he (Wike) announced that the stadium has been restored and that he has rescinded his decision.

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“But let me state this very clearly, the Presidential Campaign Council of Atiku is no longer interested in Governor Wike’s greek gift.

“The said stadium that he revoked for reasons that he gave based on intelligence. May I ask, has he reversed those intelligence report?”

Wike and four other PDP Governors— Samuel Ortom, Okezie Ikpeazu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Seyi Makinde— had fallen out with the leadership of the party as a result of the refusal of its National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to resign his position for a southern member.

They had boycotted the presidential campaign activities and resolved to announce their preferred presidential candidate before the polls.

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