Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje orders reopening of the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano which was closed for renovation to prevent the Peoples Democratic Party from holding its presidential rally there
ABDULLAHI Umar Ganduje, Kano Kano state governor, has rescinded his decision to close down Sani Abacha Stadium to prevent the People Democratic Party from holding its rally there. The governor has ordered the contractor handling renovation works at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, to immediately demobilize to pave the way for the campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of PDP, to hold at the stadium.
The governor, in a statement, signed by Muhammad Garba, commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, however, indicated that the directive will not affect ongoing overhaul of the Indoor Sports Complex.
According to the statement, ‘’As a democrat who believes in freedom of association, His Excellency, the governor did not ordered the closure of the stadium to frustrate the campaign rally of the PDP. The stadium only closed for the intended renovation works.’’
Wishing the PDP a successful outing, the statement urged the leadership of the party to ensure orderliness during the event in order to avert destruction of facilities at the stadium.
– Feb. 6, 2019 @ 7:47 GMT |