Controversy over the use of Ribadeau Square as a venue for the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for Monday, January 9, has stalled.
The General People’s Assembly and Governor Ahmadu Venteri resolved the case on Saturday, after re-application for the venue and re-approval by the governor.
There was controversy earlier in the week when the Ribadu Square administration denied a venue request by the state chapter of the APC to use the venue on January 9 for the gubernatorial campaign flag of the party flag bearer, Senator Aisha Ahmed Bennani.
The arena’s management, which had earlier on January 18 approved the APC Campaign Council, informed Bennani’s camp that after ongoing renovations, the venue would not be ready for the rally.
But the APC supporters in Yola and Abuja rejected the explanation, saying that the state government was behind this refusal.
However, a letter from Government House, obtained daily, on Saturday evening indicated that the APC Campaign Council had re-applied for Ribadu Square, moving its campaign to January 9 and that the new date had been granted.
The letter addressed to the Adamawa State Coordinator of the State People’s Congress Party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Martins Babale, and signed by Chief of Staff to Governor Venterre, Professor Maxwell Guidado, said Babale’s request to Venterre, dated January 6, 2023, has been executed. on me.
The letter from Gedado to Babale reads: “Recall that prior approval has been given to the APC Presidential Campaign Council to hold its flag-raising presidential campaign from January 15-18, 2023.
“However, after changing the date of your presidential campaign in Yola from January 15 to January 9, 2023, I have been directed to give you approval to use Mahmoud Ribadu Square for your national campaign from January 7 to January 9, 2023 accordingly.”
Adamawa: Venterre re-approves Ribadu Square for the APC presidential campaign