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Wike Approves Free Venue For Tinubu Presidential Campaign Rally




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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has approved the use of the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Elekahia, Port Harcourt, for the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

The Rivers State Coordinator of Bola Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Tony Okocha, made this known at a news briefing in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Okocha said the APC presidential campaign rally in the state which is slated for February 15, 2023, is to canvass votes for the party’s flagbearer, Bola Tinubu.

The APC chieftain said 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 candidate of the party in the state.”

Okorocha, therefore, stated that all arrangements had been put in place to receive Tinubu and top APC leaders in the state and to ensure a hitch-free rally.

He disclosed that an 11-man committee had been set up to coordinate and ensure the successful hosting of the rally, adding that the campaign committee in the state had done its homework to ensure that Tinubu wins in the state.

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