Katsina govt. makes U-turn, approves PDP’s request

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The Katsina State Government has approved the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) request for the use of the Muhammad Dikko Stadium for its presidential, governorship, and other campaign rallies.

Alhaji Suleiman Kankia, the Permanent Secretary of Political and Common Service, confirmed the development.

He said: “Further to our letter dated Dec. 13, 2022, and having achieved substantial progress in the repair works at Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, His Excellency, Gov. Aminu Masari has approved the use of the facility by the PDP for its Presidential Campaign rally scheduled to hold on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

“The above approval has been conveyed to the commissioner for Sports and Social Development, for further necessary action.”


The PDP had earlier accused the state government of denying them permission to use the stadium known as ‘Karkanda stadium.’

Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, the Director-General of the Atiku/Lado Campaign Council, said this when he briefed newsmen on Sunday in Katsina.

Inuwa said that the council wrote twice to the government seeking for permission to use the facility for the scheduled campaign, to no avail.

He said that the government said that repair work was ongoing at the stadium, hence it can’t be used for the event.

Inuwa added that the two other locations provided by the government were not convenient.