The Nigerian newspaper review for Wednesday, February 13, leads with news that suspected hoodlums invaded the house of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, and set it ablaze and the death of 14 persons at the end of the presidential campaign rally of the APC in Port Harcourt among other top stories.
The Guardian reports that suspected hoodlums have invaded the house of the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, and set it ablaze.
The building, which was recently converted into a political office and is located around Chiranchi quarters in Gwale local government area of Kano state was reportedly burnt and property worth millions of naira destroyed.
Nigerian newspaper The Nation reports that there is a plot to orchestrate a crisis and trigger panic among the populace, the federal government alleged, accusing the PDP of planning the trouble.
It said the plot is in furtherance of the opposition party’s plan to discredit the election and cause a constitutional crisis.
The government, however, urged the international community to ignore the plot to discredit Saturday’s poll before it is conducted.
According to Nigerian newspaper The Punch, fourteen persons on Tuesday, February 12, lost their lives at the end of the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
The persons died in a stampede around the gate of the stadium as the crowd attempted to leave the venue of the campaign.
Eight other persons were critically injured as they were marched on as people rushed to go home after listening to President Muhammadu Buhari, who was the last speaker at the APC event.
Nigerian newspaper Vanguard reports that APC national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, says the recent attack on the APC rally in Ogun was disrespectful to the office of the Nigerian president.
Tinubu lamented in a statement by his special adviser, media, Tunde Rahman on Tuesday in Lagos, that the attack could have potentially harmed the person of the president.
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