Umahi waives fees for PDP, grants free use of state stadium for party’s presidential rally

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Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi, has granted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) free use of the state’s stadium facility for its presidential campaign rally.

The rally is slated for January 26, 2023 in Abakaliki.

The PDP in a letter addressed to the governor, titled: “Notice of Presidential Rally of the People’s Democratic Party in Ebonyi State”, dated 20th January, 2023, had requested the use of the Pa Ngele Oruta Township stadium, accepting to pay the prescribed fees in line with the operative Executive Order in the ptate.

Governor Umahi in a response waived the fees and directed the acting chairman of the State Board of Internal Revenue not to collect any fee from the Party.

He also directed the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development to grant the party unhindered access to the facility.

To strengthen his directive, Governor Umahi further appealed to his party, the All Progressives Congress to move its campaign scheduled to hold in the facility to another venue in order to make space for the PDP.

He also notified the Commissioner of Police in the state of the event, directing that adequate security be made available to the party.

The governor had earlier approved the facility for the Labour Party’s presidential rally which is yet to be held in the state.

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