- Thousands of supporters as well as admirers of President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed him to the APC campaign in Plateau
- Security personnel including the police and soldiers were overwhelmed by the massive crowd of youths including women
- According to report, public address systems, as well as cables meant for live coverage by radio and television stations, were damaged by the mammoth crowd
Thousands of supporters as well as admirers of President Muhammadu Buhari in Plateau, on Saturday, January 19, persistently blocked his motorcade heading to the campaign ground of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that security personnel including the police and soldiers were overwhelmed by the massive crowd of youths including women who wanted to catch a glimpse of the president.
Legit.ng gathers that it took the president’s convoy over an hour to cover a journey of 10 minutes following the inability of the security officials to control the mammoth crowd blocking the motorcade.
The president, at the palace of Gbong Gwom Jos, charged traditional rulers to complement government’s efforts in ensuring peace and stability in the country.
President Buhari, who maintained his administration was working for the future of the Nigerian youths, called on the traditional rulers to continue to educate and enlighten the youths on the need to be law abiding and patriotic in their conducts.
He said: “You have a role to play in complementing government’s efforts toward building a strong and prosperous economy.''
The president commended Governor Simon Lalong for his efforts in maintaining peace and stability in the state, saying that “I have a lot of respect for the governor. He has earned my respect and he has such a balanced mind.’’
In his remarks, the Gbong Gwon Jos, Jacob Gyang Buba, appealed to politicians to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections.
He expressed concern over the way and manner some politicians were spreading fake news and promoting hate speeches.
He remarked: “We will continue to talk to our people to maintain peace."
It was also gathered that the rally was brought to an abrupt end as the uncontrolled crowd prevented the security officials from performing their duties.
According to report, public address systems, as well as cables meant for live coverage by radio and television stations, were damaged by the mammoth crowd of APC faithful.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, January 19, arrived Jos, capital of Plateau, in continuation of his nationwide presidential campaign rally on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The jet conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos at about 1.35 pm.
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