The PDP accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency of being behind the refusal, stressing that it was part of President Muhammadu Buhari's "desperate plans" to actualise self succession on May 29.
The statement was a reaction to President Buhari's accusation of corruption against the PDP, particularly with regards to the opposition party's campaign expenses.
The director, Media & Publicity of the Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, who displayed proof of payment to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for use of the venue, earlier billed for yesterday, described what he called "Buhari's assault on Atiku campaign", as the last kicks of a dying horse.
He is scheduled to visit the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, State House, Marina and will later address APC supporters at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, in continuation of his Next Level campaign.More news: Apple iPad is on sale right now at Target and Amazon
"We must hold our mega rally in Abuja".
I don't think there is anything new to be said in terms of giving you report of the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari over the past three and a half years. In Buhari, we have a man who has integrity, who cares for masses and who has your interest at heart.
"We were told there is an order from the above, that we can't use that place".
"Is it not odd therefore that President Buhari who wants Nigerians to perceive his administration as fighting corruption, will cast a net into the ocean and bring out only corrupt people to run his campaign?"More news: Epic version of Axiom Verge crashed due to missing steam file
"We want to place on record, once again that any attempt to rig the February 16 election will be vehemently resisted by Nigerians, across board, who have reached a consensus to rescue their nation from the stranglehold of the Buhari Presidency".
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been denied access to Old Parade Ground, the venue slated for its mega rally today, in Abuja, less than a week to the presidential poll.
He said, "The Igbo nation should learn to collaborate with other zones to achieve their aim of producing Nigerian President in 2023".More news: Facebook acquires virtual search start-up to grow its AI | newkerala.com #99507