Eagle Square belongs to all Nigerians- Saraki
Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has denounced the last-minute cancellation of the approval earlier granted to Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to use the Eagle Square for his 2019 presidential declaration.
The denunciation is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Saraki was quoted as saying “The refusal to allow Senator Kwankwaso to utilise the Eagle Square for his presidential declaration, despite an earlier approval, sends a wrong message about our democracy, particularly the tolerance level in our politics.
“That square belongs to all Nigerians because it was built with public funds. We hope this is not what we will be seeing as we approach the 2019 General Elections.”
It would be recalled that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had denied Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso the use of the Eagle Square and the International Conference Centre, which he had initially booked for the occasion.
Meanwhile, the FCTA had claimed that it took the action because Wednesday was work day and that the event would impede the movements of workers.
The Senate President insisted that the “Eagle Square belongs to all Nigerians,” noting that the cancellation sent a wrong message about the tolerance level in our politics.