PDP stands down Abuja rally over APC incursions

Postado Fevereiro 10, 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been denied access to Old Parade Ground, the venue slated for its mega rally today, in Abuja, less than a week to the presidential poll.

He stated this in his remarks during the APC presidential rally held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday. Buhari and the APC can't stop us from using any facility in Abuja, because they didn't build them; the consequences they will not be able to manage.

"However, any further attack on our campaign will therefore attract very dire response from Nigerians who look up to Atiku Abubakar to salvage our dear nation from the social, economic and political despondency, which President Buhari has plunged her into".

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the Igbos will lose if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election.

PDP had in a statement Friday night accused the Federal Government of denying it the use of an "already approved venue" for the presidential campaign rally of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, billed for Saturday, February 9, at Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

"We hope they will allow the Lagos rally to hold on Tuesday", the party said.

In the statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary and Director, Media & Publicity PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, the PDP invited Nigerians to document the provocative action against the party and its presidential campaign by the Buhari Presidency and the APC.

"We must hold our mega rally in Abuja. We can not allow our votes to be rubbished", he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for nominating an illustrious son of Kwara State, Alhaji Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi, as a commissioner on the new board of Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).