By Ifranyi Olannye, Asaba.
The Delta State Government on Sunday approved the venue for Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign rally in Asaba.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, who disclosed this in a statement in Asaba, said that the state government had never denied the opposition party venue for its campaign, contrary to insinuations.
He stressed that the Delta Government, contrary to online reports, never denied the Labour Party venue for its presidential campaign rally in the state.
“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,” he said.
Aniagwu added that to demonstrate the Delta Government’s democratic credentials and tolerance for opposition, it graciously waived the amount payable for the venue.
He urged the party to carry on its rally peacefully. in line with the laid-down rules and regulations.