Akwa Ibom Governor Approves Use Of Stadium For Buhari’s Campaign

By Emma Peters

Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel on Monday approved the use of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium for the flag-off of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign in the South-South region.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Youths and Sport, Mr Monday Uko, on Monday night.

It said the approval follows the decision of managers of the stadium, Julius Berger Plc, to recall its staff to work on the stadium before the commencement of Akwa United match billed to be played there.

“Following a decision by Julius Berger Plc to recall their staff from their scheduled holiday, the Akwa Ibom State Government has approved the use of the Nest of Champions Stadium, Uyo for the flag-off of the President’s electioneering campaign on December 28, 2018, Said the statement.

“However, all other terms of use will remain effective. Organisers of the rally are expected to meet with the stadium management to finalise this approval”.

The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang  had earlier threaten to break into the stadium for the flag-off  of  the  presidential campaigns billed for Friday .


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