The Presidential Campaign Council of the People’s Democratic Party in Rivers State, says the toxic atmosphere created by the actions of governor, Nyesom Wike was the reason it cancelled its presidential rally.
Chairman of the council, Sen. Lee Maeba during a meeting in Abuja, on Sunday, said it is painful they had to cancel the rally as Rivers people have been eagerly waiting to come face-to-face with Atiku.
He assured that people of the state will vote for Atiku in Saturday’s election because he has been a great benefactor of the state.
Part of his statement reads,
The toxic atmosphere created by the actions and utterances of the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, resulted in the decision of our leaders to shelf the Port Harcourt rally to avoid the loss of human lives.
“It was a painful decision for us, especially the great masses of Rivers state, all of whom had been eagerly waiting for months to come face-to-face with the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is our prayer that after your election and swearing-in, Rivers state would be your first presidential visit.
“We want to assure you, Mr president-in-waiting, that the people of Rivers state support you and will overwhelmingly cast their votes for you because you have been a benefactor of the state. One port is what it has become for our people because of your foresight.
“Numerous other investments all over Rivers State and the south-south are evidence of your love for our people even before you entered politics.
“Our President-in-waiting, be reassured that as one of us, despite the antics of those who are still suffering from ‘post-election loss traumatic syndrome’, the ordinary people of Rivers State will continue to have your back, as you have had theirs all these years.