Governor Ganduje of Kano State
The Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has retracted its stand and ordered contractor handling renovation works at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata to immediately demobilize to pave way for the campaign rally of presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, to hold at the stadium.
The governor, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, made available to Apex News, however indicated that the directive does not affect ongoing overhaul of the Indoor Sports Complex.
Accordingly, the contractor has been directed to remove all machines from the precinct of the stadium till after the campaign rally.
As such, the state’s darling team, Kano Pillars, have been told to use the Pillars Stadium, Sabon Gari for its training sessions.
The general renovation of the stadium aimed at giving the stadium a face-lift included the installation of the new scoreboard, the running track and provision of sources for steady water supply to all parts of the stadium.
Prior to this development, the PDP had slated February 2 for the rally, which informed government decision to mobilize the contractor only for the party to fix another date for the campaign when the contractor had already moved to site.
While wishing the PDP a successful outing, the statement urged the leadership of the party to ensure orderliness during the event in order to avert destruction of facilities at the stadium.