This was announced by the General Director of the PDP PCC in the state, Dr. Abiye SekiboIn a letter dated February 1, 2023, and addressed to Governor Wike, the punch reports.
This comes after the Rivers State government on Wednesday withdrew the approval previously given to the CCP to use the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium for atikuThe campaign is scheduled for February 11, 2023.
Justifying its decision, the state government said it discovered plans by the PDP-PCC to accommodate and share the approved facilities with an APC faction led by the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the state, tony cole.
However, Sekibo insisted that Wike had instructed the chairmen of local government councils, special advisers, commissioners, party executives at the state, local and district levels, and all other appointees of the state government of Rivers to campaign for Tinubu.
He accused Governor Rivers of working tirelessly to ensure that Atiku was prevented from emerging as Nigeria’s president.
The statement says: “Our attention has been drawn to your letter with reference number MOS/C/409/S49/T/17 dated January 31, 2023, and addressed to His Excellency, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council who He has taken said letter for us because of our reaction.
“You stated that credible intelligence available to the Rivers State Government and recent developments now show that our presidential campaign organization is working in collaboration and cohort with a River State faction of the APC led by Tonye Patrick Cole and that it is the intent of our campaign organization to accommodate and share our approved campaign facilities with said faction of the APC.
“We wish to state the following in response: We completely deny your claim as patently false and perverse and believe that our highly respected law enforcement agencies cannot provide you with such false and baseless lies.
“That the PDP Presidential Campaign Council has nothing to do with the APC in Rivers State.
“That it is appalling and utterly absurd for you or anyone else to assume that the PDP and APC could co-host an event in the same venue.
“We believe that the only reason for this cancellation is His Excellency’s notice of our mass mobilization and the full acceptance of Waziri Atiku Abubakar as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the people of the River States.
“However, we know quite a bit from credible information that has come to us that His Excellency has ordered all local government council chairmen, special advisers, commissioners, party executives at the state, local government and district levels, and all the others appointed by you to work for the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, even though he has not had the courage to announce the same to the people of Rivers State.
“His general public statements, innuendos and conduct have pointed to the fact that he is hell-bent on thwarting and, if possible, preventing the emergence of the PDP presidential candidate, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, GCON, Waziri Adamawa, as the next president. of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Finally, their participation in the so-called G5 is the height of anti-partisan activity.
“It is therefore astonishing that he is now accusing us of hobnobbing with the APC faction in the River State.”