We Didn’t Deny Labour Party Venue For Rally – Delta Govt
Contrary to online reports, the Delta Government claims it never refused the Labour Party a location for a rally during their presidential campaign in the state.
Mr Charles Aniagwu, the State Commissioner for Information, said in a statement on Sunday that the party never applied for a venue and was denied.
He claimed that a representative of the party only called him on Sunday (8/1/2023) morning and demanded that he use the Asaba Arcade.
The state government immediately within three minutes reached out to the Oshimili South Local Government Council and securred a waiver of all formalities and made the Arcade Asaba available for the Labour party to hold its presidential rally.
Aniagwu further said to demonstrate the state’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 laid down rules and regulations.