Chaos in Bauchi after APC rally ends abruptly

The All Progressives Congress presidential campaign in Bauchi state ended abruptly due to faulty public address system.

The conference at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi on Monday came to an abrupt halt when the light went off and could not be restored.

The light went out shortly after the APC National Chairman; Abdullahi Adamu walked to the stage and started his speech.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), who was present at the rally, had to leave immediately with his entourage.

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Buhari arrived in Bauchi to lead members of the All Progressives Congress campaign for the presidency and governorship.

The plane carrying the President landed at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport in Bauchi at about 10:20am.

He was received by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who is the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party and his opponent in the governorship election held on March 11, 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.

Buhari had proceeded to the Palace of the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Adamu, for a courtesy visit and thereafter headed to the Sir Tafawa Balewa stadium, venue for campaign rally.

Buhari was to officially present the APC candidates to the Bauchi electorate at the rally, and to afterwards depart for Lagos where he is scheduled to begin his two-day working visit.

In Lagos, Buhari will 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.

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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