A week after the All Progressives Congress, APC conducted it’s presidential campaign rally in Kano state, the Governor of the state Abdullahi Ganduje ordered an immediate closure of the two major stadiums.
Reacting to the governors directives, The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP members have claimed that the order was given to frustrate the campaign rally of the opposition party which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Feb 10, 2019.
However, the spokesman of the Kano State Sports Commission, Abbati Sabo said the closure of the two stadiums – Sani Abacha Stadium situated at Kofar Mata and Kano Pillars Stadium at Sabon Gari was not because of the presidential rally of the opposition party, rather the stadiums were under renovation as a result of the 2019-2020 Nigeria Premier League.
He said: “As far as I am concerned, this directive doesn’t have a political undertone. The state government was advised to renovate the stadium, ahead of the NPL season.
“The government had now heeded to the advice and ordered for the commencement of the project in order to have smooth conduct of the league. As you can see, the facility is in need of repair and the government has now answered the call for its renovation.”