As the presidential campaign rally of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has been scheduled for Tuesday in Katsina, the party lamented that the venue they desired to hold the event was denied by the state government.
This was disclosed by the the Director-General, Katsina PDP Campaign Council, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammed Inuwa while giving updates on the event to newsmen, Sunday.
Dr Mustapha Inuwa told the media and the general public that “On two occasions, we applied to use the stadium for the rally of our presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and twice the All Progressives Congress government refused,”
He further reminded the public that it was “the PDP government built that stadium for the use of the entire people of Katsina and Nigeria but because the APC is currently in power, they refused to allow us use it on a flimsy excuse that they are carrying out certain repairs.”
The rally would hold at the old polo ground regretting that there may be traffic gridlock that day due to repairs of some access roads to the polo ground,” as there will be about 4,000 vehicles on the entourage of the presidential candidate.”
On arrival to Katsina Atiku is billed to pay homage on the Emir of Katsina, His Royal Highness, Dr Abdulmumuni Kabir Usman, as well as visit Hajiya Dada, mother of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua before proceeding to the venue of the rally.
He said that Atiku was also expected to visit the Emir of Daura, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Farouk Umar Farouk, in the course of his campaign tour of the state