A chieftian of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has applauded the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for rejecting the use of the Adokiye Amesiamaka Stadium, Igwurita-Ali, Port Harcourt for his campaign rally.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike had during a campaign rally at Ogu Town in Ogu/Bolo local government area of Rivers State, announced the reapproval of the use of the stadium for the campaign rally of the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
But, in a swift reaction, the PDP Presidential Campaign Council, through its spokesman in the state, Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa, described the governor’s offer as a ‘greek gift’, saying the party will not accept the use of the stadium.
The Campaign Council, instead, advised the governor to write to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party informing them of the reapproval, the way he wrote to them to revoke the earlier approval.
But, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt yesterday, Eze commended Atiku, the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorcha Ayu and the leadership of the PDP for demonstrating maturity by ignoring Wike and his funny tantrums which has exposed his pettiness and irrelevance in the scheme of things.
He said: “By the re-approval, is Governor Wike trying to say that there is no longer a collaboration between Atiku and the Rivers APC to host the PDP presidential campaign rally as previously alleged?
“It is laughable to hear the Governor say that pleas from many personalities prompted him to rescind his withdrawal and issue a re-approval for the use of the stadium. The truth of the matter is that Governor Wike has lost political direction and is definitely headed for doom.
“Having realized this obvious fact, the governor is fighting for his head, and that accounts to why he made a u-turn and re-approved the request to use the facility even when the PDP presidential campaign council did not re-apply for an approval.
“The unnecessary and unwarranted skirmishes and attacks against both PDP and opposition political parties in Rivers State is nothing but exhibition of ignorance and gross irresponsibility.
“The governor made mockery of himself by running to the court to seek for intervention because the Court cannot stop a political party from punishing an erring member and even if they do, it is just to give such member a temporary respite before the hammer falls on him.
“We called on Nigerians not take Wike serious any more as his recent acts expose his irrelevance in the politics of the State. As it is, he cannot determine or dictate the outcome of the 2023 general elections particularly now that Rivers State and her people have rejected him and his funny protege and guber candidate.
“Karma has resolved to visit Wike and the repercussions of all that he has done to run down Rivers State will be waiting for him during and after the elections.
“We commend the PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorcha Ayu and the leadership of the PDP for demonstrating maturity by ignoring Wike and his funny tantrums which has exposed his pettiness and irrelevance in the scheme of things.”