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Buhari mourns victims of overcrowded APC rally in Taraba

By Terhemba Daka (Abuja) Uzoma Nzeagwu (Awka)
08 February 2019   |   4:04 am
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over yesterday’s death of some All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters at the presidential campaign rally in Jalingo, Taraba State.

PDP holds road show to seek support in Anambra
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over yesterday’s death of some All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters at the presidential campaign rally in Jalingo, Taraba State.

He said: “I always feel very sad and distressed when ordinary Nigerians who love me and our party, because of what we stand for and have done, make personal sacrifices by taking the pains to show their support, but end their lives tragically.”

While appreciating the massive support that he is receiving all over the country, Buhari called for restraint on the part of his supporters to avoid such tragic incidents, and improve crowd management at rallies.

“I want them to stay alive and witness the dividends of purposeful governance that the APC administration will unfold when they renew our mandate,” he said.

Commiserating with the families of the victims and the APC family, the President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, prayed God to grant peace to the souls of the departed and speedy recovery to the injured.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday organised a road show in Anambra State to showcase its candidates and seeks support for the general elections.

The show was organised by the party’s state campaign Director, Dr. Harry Oranezi, and included students, traders, market women, and the organised labour.

Led by the PDP Vice Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, the procession moved in a motorcade through major streets of Awka, Agulu, Nise, Adazi, Nnobi.

Obi who was former governor of the state, alighted at intervals to address the surging crowd, urging them to vote for the party’s presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku.

He pleaded with the electorate to support and vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming election, noting that it is necessary to empower Atiku to make Nigeria to start working again.

He stressed that Atiku’s experience, past records, expertise in wealth-creation and empowerment were some of the many reasons Nigeria needs him now.

Obi said: “A vote for Atiku is a vote for the country to witness the type of unprecedented development that Anambra State witnessed under him.

Come out and vote for Atiku to banish poverty, unemployment, nepotism from Nigeria.”

At a rally at the Madonna Field Agulu, all PDP stalwarts, party members, traders, and market women joined in the road show that stopped at intervals in communities to campaign.