Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the suspension of renovation works at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, so that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, can hold his campaign rally.
Ganduje had come under criticisms, over his initial directive that the stadium be shut down for repairs, Daily Post reports.
A lot of observer felt the venue was closed to frustrate Atiku’s rally, which is scheduled for February 10.
However, in a statement on Wednesday, Kano state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said the contractor in charge of the renovation had been directed to remove all equipment from the stadium, until after the PDP presidential rally.
“As a democrat who believes in freedom of association, His Excellency the governor did not order the closure of the stadium to frustrate the campaign rally of the PDP.
“The stadium only closed for the intended renovation works,” Garba said.
He however warned the PDP to ensure facilities are not destroyed during the rally.