- The cold war in the PDP might affect the party's chances in the forthcoming general election slated for February 25
- Just 12 days to the 2023 presidential election, the nation's main opposition party has cancelled Atiku Abubakar's rally scheduled to hold in Rivers state
- According to a statement by the Rivers PDP presidential campaign council, the rally was suspended due to rising insecurity in the state
The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council (PDP PCC) has announced the cancellation of the rally of its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The presidential campaign slated for early this week would no longer hold, the PDP PCC Chairman in Rivers State, Senator Lee Maeba disclosed, as he cited insecurity as the major reason for the cancellation, a report by The Punch confirmed.
Why the campaign was suspended
Senator Maeba said,
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"The expected victory of Atiku Abubakar does not worth the blood of any Rivers man or woman.”
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Meanwhile, Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau state, debunked the claim that the G-5 Governors, led by Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, are supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The claim was allegedly made by the director general of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong.
Reacting on Sunday, February 12, The Punch reported that Jang, a member of the Integrity Group (a group loyal to the G5 governors), said Nigerians no longer take anything coming from Lalong seriously.
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Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu state, said the suspension could not stand a legal test because he was denied the right to a fair hearing.
According to Nnamani, he was neither invited for complaints nor given any query to respond to.