Former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, Senate president Bukola Saraki and former Aviation Minister, Femi fani-Kayode have reacted to the refusal of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to allow Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso use the Eagle Square, Abuja for his presidential declaration.
According to the former vice president, president Muhammadu Buhari, as a presidential aspirant in 2014 was allowed by a Peoples democratic Party led government to use the Eagles Square for his declaration. Atiku said the date was of Buhari presidential declaration was a work day and the PDP posed no hindrance whatsoever.
Bukola Saraki on the other hand says the refusal sends a wrong message in our democracy. He stressed that the Eagles square belongs to all Nigerians.
Fani Kayode in his opinion said that the decision to deny Kwankwaso to use the Eagles Square has made him more popular, adding that the PDP will beat the APC ‘hands down’ in the February polls.
See what they wrote below
The last minute cancellation of an approval granted @RMKwankwaso is unfortunate. On October 15, 2014, under the @officialPDPNig led administration, then presidential aspirant; @MBuhari, declared for President at Eagle Square with no hindrance whatsoever. This was a work day.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) August 29, 2018
The refusal to allow Senator Kwankwaso’s campaign to utilize Eagle Square for his declaration, despite an earlier approval, sends a wrong message about our democracy, particularly the tolerance level in our politics. Eagle Square belongs to all Nigerians.
— Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) August 29, 2018
You cannot stop Rabiu Kwankwaso by preventing him from declaring his intention to run for the Presidency at Eagle Square and sealing the place up.
By doing that you have only made him stronger and more popular.Whoever @OfficialPDPNig fields will beat you hands down in February.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) August 29, 2018