Kwankwaso: Buhari also used Eagles Square for declaration on week day – Atiku

Kwankwaso: Buhari also used Eagles Square for declaration on week day – Atiku
August 29 17:37 2018

By Nasir Kura

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has said denying Rabiu Kwankwaso, ex-governor of Kano, the use of Eagles Square for the declaration of his presidential ambition was “unfortunate”.

Atiku condemned the “last-minute cancellation” of the approval granted to Kwankwaso.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari used the same premises for his presidential declaration in 2014 during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration “without hindrance”.

Atiku wrote: “The last minute cancellation of an approval granted Kwankwaso was unfortunate.

“On October 15, 2014, under the PDP led administration, then presidential aspirant; Buhari declared for President at Eagle Square with no hindrance whatsoever. That was a work day.”

Kwankwaso on Tuesday said he was informed that he cannot use Eagle Square and the Abuja International Conference for his presidential declaration.

According to a statement by the Kwankwaso Campaign Organisation, the senator’s request was rejected in a letter signed by Usman Mukhtar Raji for the facility manager of Integrated Facility Management Services Ltd.

The company manages both the Abuja International Conference and Eagle Square.