The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has approved the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Elekahia, Port Harcourt, for the campaign of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The rally is slated for Wednesday, 15 February, 2023.
This was made known by the Rivers State Coordinator of Bola Tinubu Campaign Organization, Tony Okocha, at a news briefing in Port Harcourt yesterday, February 8, saying that all arrangements have been put in place to ensure a hitch-free rally for the APC presidential standard bearer.
Tomy Okocha said that Governor 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.
“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.”
Okocha, who is also the Coordinator, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT-Vanguard in the South-South), said that an 11-man committee had been set up to coordinate and ensure the successful hosting of the rally in the State.
He noted that the campaign committee in the state had done its homework to ensure that Tinubu wins in the state.