Ambassador Oji Ngofa, APC Rivers South-East Senatorial District candidate,has challenged Gov. Nyesom Wike to stop his campaign if he has what it takes to do so.
The Senatorial candidate who threw the challenge while speaking at the Tonye Cole/Barikor APC Governorship campaign office inauguration in Tai LGA, Rivers State, said the governor has no right to regulate campaigns.
His words, “They have issued an order; they call it executive order 21, to the effect that state government can only grant you right to the use of public school fields on the payment of 5m.
“Everybody standing and seated here who understands the imperative of change know that we want to bring about a new Rivers State.
” His (The Governor) backhand tactics to regulate other political parties from competing with the PDP will not work.
“The state Governor has no right to regulate campaigns and he cannot. The only institution or person that can regulate use of public properties is the police. The moment the police commissioner gives approval, no PDP person will stop us from using public schools, no body.
“I challenge them, in my Local Government Area, we will meet on Saturday. If PDP have what it takes, they should stop us. It is an open challenge. If you are coming to stop us, come with your casket.
“If you are coming to stop us when we have police approval, please come with your casket. If you can not come with your casket, then we can give you back to the police to do whatever they like with you.
“Enough of this impunity in this state. This state belongs to all of us, no one individual will claim ownership of this state more than the other”.