Politics

Delta closes schools for PDP campaign rally

Festus Keyamo, a spokesman for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, has criticised Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for a remark that has been attributed to him.

In preparation for the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential campaign rally that would take place in the state on Tuesday, the Delta State Government closed all of the schools in Asaba, the state capital, on Monday.

Due to Tuesday’s visit to Asaba by the PDP presidential candidate, school administrators across the state have instructed their students to stay home.

The state’s secondary education commissioner, Rose Ezewu, declined to comment by phone.

While the number of security officers has grown in Asaba in anticipation of the visit, the city itself has taken on a new look, particularly at Stephen Keshi Stadium, the site of the presidential rally and the recently built Koka fly-over.

Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State and party vice presidential candidate, said that people were sick of the All Progressives Congress’s mismanagement of the federal government.

Okowa made this claim at the Stephen Keshi Stadium shortly after he inspected the venue’s preparations, promising that the PDP would give Nigerians the inclusive and goal-oriented leadership the country desperately needs.

He said, “The warm reception and support PDP had across the country showed that Nigerians had become optimistic about the need for positive change.

“The party is determined to rescue the nation and deliver good governance to the people. The party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, an experienced politician, knows the path to Nigeria’s recovery. I will work with him and other citizens to recover, reset and rebuild the country.

“Nigerians are already tired if the APC-led government and we are very much aware of what the situation is in this country.”

Okowa said he was pleased with the venue and was confident the party’s rally on Tuesday would be a huge success (today).

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