How APC Rally Abruptly Ended In Bauchi As Buhari Heads For Lagos


The presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state has come to an abrupt end.

The New Diplomat gathered that the campaign reportedly ended over a faulty sound system.

The rally which was staged at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, on Monday, ended abruptly when the light went off and could not be restored.

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It was learnt that the incident occurred when the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, mounted the podium and began delivering his speech.

President Muhammadu Buhari who was present at the rally, had to leave immediately with his entourage.

Buhari had arrived Bauchi to lead the All Progressives Congress’ presidential and governorship campaign rally.

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The aircraft conveying the President touched down at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa airport, Bauchi around 10:20 am.

He was received by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who is the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate alongside his opponent in the March 11 governorship election, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

Others at the airport to receive the President were the APC party chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazzau; Andy Ubah, Governors of Borno, Kebbi and Yobe states, Babagana Zulum, Abubakar Bagudu and Mai Mala Buni, respectively.

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Buhari is now currently on his way Lagos state to begin his two-day working visit.

In Lagos, Buhari is expected to unveil several projects, including the Lekki deep sea port, the blue line rail project designed to run from Mile 2 (on the mainland) to Marina; 32-metric tons Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; and 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction express road.

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Others are the John Randle centre for Yoruba culture and history and the groundbreaking for the blue line rail phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko).

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