The Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, has chided his Cross River counterpart, Professor Ben Ayade, and the Police for allegedly attempting to thwart the PDP rally in Calabar at the weekend.
The police had yesterday barricaded the Calabar Sports Club, venue for the flag-off of the PDP campaigns for Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency and Akpabuyo State Constituency bye- elections.
Addressing PDP faithful at the venue of the rally in Calabar, Wike described as disgusting attempts by Governor Ayade and the Police to prevent the PDP from holding its rally.
“When I was told that they don’t want you to hold this rally, I said this rally must hold today and I must come. Whatever will happen let it happen today. I told your leader that if you did not hold this rally today, then that would have been the end of the PDP. But I thank God all of you resisted it and you said enough is enough.
“Let me tell you now, I have come here today to let you know I’m going to give you every support. Don’t be afraid. They tried it in Rivers State, we resisted them. They are trying to instigate fear in you. Don’t be afraid at all. Whatever Cross River Government can do, PDP can do it better.
“I don’t understand how a governor would for ordinary federal constituency election, ordinary state election, you’re stopping them to hold rally. When it comes to governorship,what will happen?”
At the rally that was attended by former Cross River governor, Liyel Imoke, Senator Sandy Onor and other chieftains of the party, Wike urged the people to mobilise PDP faithful and supporters for the crucial Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency and Akpabuyo State Constituency elections.