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The unprecedented and uncontrollable crowd at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally held, yesterday, at the Rwang Pam township stadium in Jos, prevented President Muhammadu Buhari from making any speech. All he could do was to wave at the mammoth supporters.

With him were the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, his Director General of the Presidential Campaign, who is also the Minister of Transport, Hon Rotimi Amaechi and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.

The President, who arrived the venue at about 3:30pm, could not disembark from his car until after about 20 minutes, when the overwhelmed security managed to prevent the crowd that was inching towards the President’s car, apparently to touch him.

The surging crowd climbed the President’s car and the podiums mounted for speech making, pulling them down and scattering the Public Address System.

Though many blamed the crowd’s unruly behaviour on the poor security arrangement in which more of the over 2,000 security personnel deployed for the rally were on the streets than at the stadium, others said the crowd was simply unruly and wouldn’t listen to the Police.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has urged Nigerians to vote for her husband in the forthcoming presidential poll, so that he can consolidate on all the good things he has done in his first term in office.

Mrs. Buhari stated this, yesterday, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, while speaking at APC Southwest Women and Youth Zonal rally, held at Liberty stadium, Oke-Ado, Ibadan.

Speaking on behalf of Mrs. Buhari, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said there was need for Nigerians to re-elect Buhari come 2019, as the current administration runs a merciful government.

She said: “The wife of the president told me to tell you that you should all go out to vote for her husband, vote for APC and make sure you wait until your votes are counted and you write down the result.”


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