Saraki condemns decision to deny Kwankwaso use of Eagles Square

Saraki condemns decision to deny Kwankwaso use of Eagles Square
August 29 17:03 2018

Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned what he called last- minute cancellation of the approval granted Rabiu Kwankwaso to use the Eagle Square for his 2019 presidential declaration.

In a statement signed by his spokesman, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that the “Eagle Square belongs to all Nigerians”, adding that the cancellation sends a wrong message about the tolerance level in our politics.

“The refusal to allow Senator Kwankwaso utilize the Eagle Square for his Presidential declaration, despite an earlier approval, sends a wrong message about our democracy, particularly the tolerance level in our politics.

“That square belongs to all Nigerians because it was built with public funds. We hope this is not what we will be seeing as we approach the 2019 General Elections,” the Senate President was quoted as saying.

The management of Eagles Square on Tuesday wrote Kwankwaso to inform him of their decision to revoke an initial approval granting the venue for his presidential declaration slated for Wednesday.

The approval was initially granted and payment made before the controversial revocation.