The governor of Kano state, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje has reversed his earlier decision to shut down the two major stadiums in the state ahead of Atiku’s rally in Kano.
A new directive has been given to the contractors to put the renovations on hold at Sani Abacha stadium to pave way for PDP rally there.
He had given an earlier directive for renovations to be carried out in both Sani Abacha stadium, where President Buhari held his rally last week, and at Pillars Stadium, just a few days to PDP rally.
The decision was met with outrage by some sections of the public who accused Ganduje of giving the mobilization notice in order to frustrate the opposition party.
Although his aides had said that the move was not politically motivated, but there were others who believed otherwise.
To put the issue to rest, the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba said in a statement that the contractor has been directed by the governor to remove their equipment from the stadium until PDP rally is over.
The rally of People’s Democratic Party in the state will hold on Sunday, February 10, 2019.