Nigeria: After Eagle Square Refusal, Kwankwaso Announces New Venue for Presidential Declaration

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

After being denied usage of the Abuja Eagle Square, former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has announced a new venue for his formal presidential declaration.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Kwankwaso's spokesperson, Binta Sipikin, said the ceremony will now hold at Chida Hotel in Utako, Abuja.

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant was denied use of the Eagle Square a public open facility used for such gathering.

Authorities maintaining the facility had, after initially granting him access, denied him usage of the venue; a move believed to be to checkmate the former Kano governor.

In a letter signed by Usman Raji, the facility manager of the Abuja International Conference Centre & Eagles Square, the government said the decision to deny him the Eagle Square was to avoid disruption of "work flow" at the federal secretariat, the work place of hundreds of federal civil servants.

Mr Kwankwaso, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP had announced Wednesday as the day for the event.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Premium Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.