Delta govt counters LP claim over presidential rally venue

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Contrary to insinuation that the state government denied the Labour Party venue for its presidential rally, the Delta State Government said it approved the use of the venue without any fee.

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Charles Aniagwu, said that “(the) Labour Party never applied officially for any venue and was denied.

“A representative of the party only spoke to me (Aniagwu) via telephone call on Sunday morning and made demand to make use of the Arcade in Asaba.

“The state government immediately within three minutes reached out to the Oshimili South Local Government Council and secured a waiver of all formalities and made the Arcade available for the Labour party to hold its presidential rally”.

Aniagwu added that to demonstrate Delta Government’s democratic credentials and tolerance for the opposition, it graciously waived the amount payable for the venue.

He urged the party to carry on its rally peacefully in line with laid down rules and regulations.

The Delta State Government is controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party.

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