Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday defended his government’s decision not to approve the use of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium for a Labour party rally in the state.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the Governor said the notice for approval arrived too late.
Mr Obaseki said the government received notice 24 hours to the event.
“The tracks for that stadium are still under warranty,” he said. “The pitch has to be maintained in a certain mould. So it’s not just another facility you can use without preparing.”
Why we did not approve the stadium in Benin-City for Labour Party. – Godwin Obaseki, Edo State Governor
“I expected more from the Labour party; I thought they were more serious,” he says . But Nigerians are reacting on twitter after the rally shutdown streets, parks, schools and left the state in traffic disorder due to the lack of access for free flow of traffic in the state.