Rivers state Gov, Chubuike Amaechi bans GEJ from conducting rally in Port Harcourt Stadium

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According to Thisday Newspaper, the stage is set
for another round of confrontation between Rivers
State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, and the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor
has refused the party the use of the Adokiye
Amiesimaka Stadium, Igwurita-Ali for its
presidential campaign.

The party applied for use of the stadium for its
presidential campaign rally on January 28 but
Amaechi refused to grant them the use of the
facility on the grounds that the stadium is under
construction.

But the PDP has countered that the governor was
not being fair since his own party, the All
Progressives Congress (APC) has used the stadium
twice for political rallies.


The PDP has already warned Amaechi to rescind
his decision or be ready for a face-off.
Speaking at a meeting of political leaders in Rivers
State with the state Commissioner of Police, Dan
Bature, on Friday evening, the state Chairman of
PDP, Felix Obuah, alleged that the governor had
refused to approve the party’s application for the
use of the stadium.

Decrying the governor’s action, Obuah said, “The
facilities of Rivers State are owned by all of us; all
tax-paying people. The Adokiye Amiesiemaka
Stadium belongs to Rivers people; Rivers State
money was used to build it. It was not meant for the
Buhari campaign manager; it is not his personal
property. They used it for their own rally and their
own celebrations.

“We have applied to use the place for our rally,
come 28th of this month. But the governor, in his
act of impunity, has refused us the use of that
place.”

He threatened that his party would defy the
governor and use the facility with or without
approval.

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