Former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso’s supporters locked down parts of Abuja on Wednesday as he defiled authorities to make a formal declaration to contest for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Kano Senator had been denied the use of Eagle Square, Abuja after paying the required fee and initially securing approval before he was also stopped from using the Old Parade Ground, Area 10 Abuja.
He also announced that effort had been made to stop him from using a private facility, Chida Hotel, which he resisted by telling authorities that, “Chida Hotel is a private property. It’s not your father’s own.”
The former Minister of Defence was, however, able to make use of Chida Hotel grounds where a mammoth crowd of supporters gathered to hear him make a push for the 2019 ticket of the former ruling party.
All major roads leading to the venue were virtually shot down by his supporters as commuters had a hard time navigating their way in the environment.
Speaking to the crowd, he vowed to bring a wide range of positive changes for the benefit of the country if given the opportunity.