President Muhammadu Buhari has today, Friday, 28th October, 2018, flagged off his presidential re-election bid at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
The arrival of the President at the venue of the campaign, was confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the All Progressives Congress.
NEWS FLAKES NG recalls the Akwa Ibom state government had initially refused to grant approval for the use of the Godswill Akpabio stadium for the APC presidential campaign, citing repair works in preparation for the 2019 Nigerian Professional League Season as its reason.
However, few hours later, it reversed its decision and granted conditional approval.
In a statement by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Mr Monday Ebong Uko, the government gave conditional approval for the stadium to be used for the presidential campaign rally.
The statement explained: “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.
Organisers of the rally are expected to meet with the stadium management to finalise this approval”.
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