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Katsina govt approves PDP’s request to use ‘Karkanda stadium’ for campaign

The Katsina government has approved the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) request to use the Muhammad Dikko Stadium for its presidential, governorship and other campaign rallies.

This is contained in a letter signed by Suleiman Kankia, the Permanent Secretary, Political and Common Service, on behalf of the Secretary to the State Government, Muntari Lawal, on Monday in Katsina.

“Further to our letter dated Dec. 13, 2022 and having achieved substantial progress in the repair works at Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, His Excellency, Gov. Aminu Masari has approved the use of the facility by the PDP for its Presidential Campaign rally scheduled to hold on Tuesday Dec. 20.

“The above approval has been conveyed to the commissioner for Sports and Social Development, for further necessary action.”

The PDP had alleged that the state government denied it permission to use the stadium known as ‘Karkanda stadium’ for their campaign.

Mustapha Inuwa, the Director-General, Atiku/Lado Campaign Council, said this when he briefed journalists on Sunday in Katsina.

Mr Inuwa said that the council wrote twice to the government seeking permission to use the facility for the scheduled campaign, to no avail.

He said that the government said repair work was ongoing at the stadium, hence it can’t be used for the event, adding that two alternative locations provided were not convenient.

(NAN)

Source: GazetteNGR

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