PDP Cancels Abuja Mega Rally After Refusal To Use Venue
The campaign train of main opposition party the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP has hit a bump.
The train won’t be able to make a stop in Abuja as the party has suspended its Presidential Mega Rally, earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 9.
In a statement issued by the Director, Media and Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Saturday, PDP said the decision followed the refusal to grant the party venue of the rally.
“This is in spite of the fact that the PDP had made payments to the authorities and obtained official approval to host the mega rally at the Old Parade Ground, Garki, Abuja.”
Ologbondiyan added that PDP had earlier scheduled its Lagos Mega Rally for the Tafawa Balewa Square on Saturday, before the All Progressives Congress (APC) came up with the same date “forcing PDP campaign to opt for Abuja.”
He, however, expressed hope that the Lagos rally scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, would be allowed to hold.
Ologbondiyan appreciated the commitment of Nigerians, particularly, those who had already converged on Abuja for the mega rally.
“While we regret the inconveniences caused by the action of the Presidency and APC, a rescheduled date for the rally will be communicated soon.”
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