The Rivers State government has withdrawn its approval for the use of the Adokiye Amesieamaka Stadium, Igwurita-Ali, Port Harcourt, by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
LEADERSHIP reports that the State government had earlier approved the use of the stadium for the February 11, 2013 campaign rally of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council in the State.
But, the State Commissioner for Sports, in a letter addressed to the Director-General of the Campaign Council, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, accused the PDP presidential candidate of plotting to hold a joint campaign at the venue with the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that Governor Nyesom Wike had while speaking during a PDP governorship campaign rally, accused the national leadership of the party of anti-party activities.