In a letter with reference No. MOS/C/409/S.49/T/15 of 11 January, 2023 signed by Christopher Green, Rivers State Commissioner for Sports cited “credible intelligence” that the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization in collaboration with a faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Tonye Patrick Cole were working in collaboration to share the approved facility for their campaign.
The government said it would not risk any damage to or destruction of the very valuable and priced asset, the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, which will definitely be exposed to.
“In this circumstance, the Rivers State Government has come to the painful, but inevitable decision to withdraw the approval earlier given to you for the use of the stadium and the said approval is hereby withdrawn,” the letter said.
Recall that Wike had vowed that his government would pay back with “remarkable scars” on the national leadership of the PDP led by Senator Iyorchia Ayu, which unilaterally ordered the lawyers hired by the state government to hands off the prosecution of opposition parties in courts