We won’t release our premises for Atiku’s campaign rally – Uniport

Uniport bans hostel squatting, students to receive lectures online

The University of Port Harcourt management says it is not considering releasing its premises for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Council for its mega rally in Rivers State.

Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate and his campaign train are expected in Port Harcourt on February 11 for its mega rally.

The management noted that it has not authorized the use of any part of the school environment for any political party activities, describing the online publication announcing such development as false and baseless.

The Institution in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Dr Sam Kpenu, however, urged the public to discountenance such publication, warning the originators of the falsehood to desist forthwith.

Kpenu said: “The Management wishes to state as follows: That Management has not authorized any political campaign rally at the University.

“That the University is not a political ground for political campaigns. And that it is not contemplating releasing its facility to the Atiku Campaign Council.

The Public is, therefore, called upon to discountenance this deliberate falsehood aimed at tarnishing the towering reputation of the University as it is simply a figment of the imagination of the author.”

He added that the development has officially been reported to law enforcement agencies for appropriate action.