The Adamawa state government and the state’s All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for governor, Aisha Ahmed popularly called Binani, disagreed on Sunday over the use of Mahmud Ribadu Square for campaign rallies for the match.
The government had denied in a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Maxwell Gidado (SAN), rejecting APC’s request to use Plaza Ribadu for its campaign activities.
The statement read: “The state APC PPC wrote to us and said that the president will come on Monday, January 9.
“They said they can’t see the president, they come on January 9 and come back on January 18, so the campaign is likely to be a joint event and we gave them the venue. Now, the story is that Binani, the APC candidate for governor, continues to insist, she is not going to allow the president to enter Ribadu square.
“But I would go ahead to hold the APC rally at an alternate location. But we want to break free and let the whole world know that we gave them approval. So, if she wants to play politics, refusing to use the Ribadu square, she leaves it to the APC ”.
There were claims that Binani was denied access to state government-owned facilities for the launch of his gubernatorial campaign on Monday.
But in a statement issued by the governor’s press secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, the government said the APC candidate was not denied access to the facility.
The government added that Ribadu Square was approved for the APC national campaign team to hold their presidential rally on January 18, while Binani was asked to choose a new date because the venue would not be open to the public once they start. repair works on January 7th.
But the APC candidate told the party that she wanted the rally to take place at a different location than she had organized along Airport Road in Damilu.
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