Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the suspension of renovation works at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, in order to pave way for
Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the suspension of renovation works at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, in order to pave way for the campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor had come under severe criticism in the last 24 hours over the directive that the facility be shut down for repairs when in actual fact, it was closed to frustrate the presidential rally of the PDP scheduled for February 10.
In a statement, Muhammad Garba, commissioner for information, said the contractor in charge of the renovation had been directed to remove all equipment from the facility till after the PDP presidential rally. The renovation aimed at giving it a face-lift, included installation of a new scoreboard, the running track and provision of sources for steady water supply to all parts of the stadium.
‘’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,’’ Garba said.
President Muhammadu Buhari used the facility for his reelection campaign last week.