Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned the last minute cancellation of the approval granted Rabiu Kwankwaso to use the Eagle Square for his 2019 presidential declaration, saying it sends a wrong message about the tolerance level in Nigerian democracy.
Mr. Saraki stated this in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu.
According to him the “Eagle Square belongs to all Nigerians.”
He said, “The refusal to allow Senator Kwankwaso to utilize the Eagle Square for his Presidential declaration, despite an earlier approval, sends a wrong message about our democracy, particularly the tolerance level in our politics.
“That square belongs to all Nigerians because it was built with public funds. We hope this is not what we will be seeing as we approach the 2019 General Elections.”
The management of Eagles Square had on Tuesday wrote Mr Kwankwaso to revoke an initial approval granting him the use of the venue for his presidential declaration billed for Wednesday (today).
The former Kano governor was forced to move the venue of his formal declaration for president to the Chida hotel in Abuja.