FKK, Saraki, Atiku React Over Kwankwaso’s Denied Access to Eagle Square for Presidential Declaration

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso

Reactions have trailed the denial of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s use of the Eagle Square, Abuja for the declaration of his Presidential bid.

Less than 24 hours to the declaration, authorities denied him access to the venue, after the initial approval on August 20th.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Senator Ben Murray Bruce, former minister of Aviation of Nigeria Femi Fani-Kayode and former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar have reacted to the action of the Federal Capital Territory Authority – FCTA.

They took to Twitter to share their displeasure over the act. See their tweets below:


Bukola Saraki

The refusal to allow Senator Kwankwaso’s campaign to utilize Eagle Square for his declaration, despite an earlier approval, sends a wrong message about our democracy, particularly the tolerance level in our politics. Eagle Square belongs to all Nigerians.

Ben Murray-Bruce

‏The sad thing about denying Kwankwaso the venue is that it will only show visiting British Prime Minister, Theresa May that she is dealing with a regime that does not believe in democracy and the rule of law. What could Buhari have lost by allowing Kwankwaso use Eagles Square?

Atiku Abubakar

‏The last minute cancellation of an approval granted Kwankwaso is unfortunate. On October 15, 2014, under the PDP led administration, then presidential aspirant; Buhari, declared for President at Eagle Square with no hindrance whatsoever. This was a work day.

Femi Fani-Kayode

‏You cannot stop Rabiu Kwankwaso by preventing him from declaring his intention to run for the Presidency at Eagle Square and sealing the place up.

By doing that you have only made him stronger and more popular. Whoever PDP fields will beat you hands down in February.

Kwakwanso had defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Written by Prince Simeon

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