Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has defended his administration’s action to cancel the approval it earlier granted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council to use a stadium in the state for its rally.
The State Government January 11 approved the use of the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for the PDP presidential really which is fixed for February 11.
Speaking during the Rivers State PDP campaign rally in the Degema Local Government Area, Wike said the action by the government is in the interest of the state.
He said the intelligence report at its disposal, indicated that the PDP Presidential Campaign Council is to share the use of the facility with the APC, whose activities he said, has been characterised by violence and destruction.
Royal Times recalls that Wike, a member of G5 group has been at loggerheads with the PDP flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar over the chairmanship of Iyorchia Ayu.