following the refusal by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal
Government and the Buhari Presidency to grant the party access to the
venue of the rally.
A statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan said “This is in spite of the fact
that the PDP had made payments to the authorities and obtained official
approval to host the mega rally at the Old Parade Ground, Garki, Abuja.
“The PDP invites Nigerians to document this provocative action against
our party and our presidential campaign by the Buhari Presidency and the
“It is also instructive to state that we had earlier scheduled our Lagos
Mega Rally for the Tafawa Balewa Square on Saturday until the Buhari
Presidency and the APC came up with same date forcing our campaign to
opt for Abuja.
“We hope they will allow the Lagos Rally to hold on Tuesday.
“The PDP holds that these provocative actions, instead of deterring
Nigerians from their determination to vote out President Buhari on
February 16, has only succeeded in spurring more compatriots to support
the people’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to victory
“The PDP appreciates the commitment of Nigerians, particularly, those who
have already converged on Abuja for this mega rally.
“While we regret the inconveniences caused by the insensitive action of
the Buhari Presidency and APC, we wish to inform that a rescheduled date
for the rally will be communicated soon.