By Taiwo Ajala
All arrangements for a successful campaign rally in Rivers state by the All Progressive Congress (APC) on February 15, 2023 have been put in place according to the Rivers State Coordinator of the Bola Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Tony Okocha.
This is coming on the heels of an unusual approval by the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC candidate to use the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Elekahia, Port Harcourt, for the campaign of the presidential campaign.
Okocha stated that Wike, out of his benevolence, approved the use of the stadium without collecting the required N5m fee prescribed by Executive Order 21 from the campaign council.
He said: “Wike in his usual magnanimity has granted the approval of an alternate venue, the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, for the presidential campaign rally scheduled to hold on February 15, 2023 absolutely free of charge.
“But subject to the issuance of a written guarantee of the safety and security of the facilities at the venue due to the violence recorded in recent rallies by the governorship standard bearer of the party in the state.”