You are here: HomeNews2023 01 24Article 623969

General News of Tuesday, 24 January 2023


Why APC's campaign rally in Bauchi ended abruptly

The APC campaign rally in Bauchi The APC campaign rally in Bauchi

The presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ended abruptly following a breach in the security arrangement as a crowd vandalized the barricades and swarmed Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, the venue of the event.

According to Daily Trust, an electric cable connected to the public address system was also damaged which lead to a power cut as the power supply to the podium as the microphone went off.

Journalists at the venue of the event said the electric cable was burnt and cut off at the stadium.

The incident made the dignitaries, including President Muhammadu Buhari, to abruptly left the podium and rushed into their vehicles.

The problem started when the Director General of Tinubu/Shetima Campaign Council and Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong was speaking and the microphone went off.

The glitch was later fixed and the campaign was going smoothly as the President presented flag to the Bauchi State gubernatorial candidate, Air Marshall Sadique Baba Abubakar (rtd). Buhari also raised Abubakar’s hand and that of the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, reports Daily Trust.

At the point when Tinubu was dancing on the podium cheered by the crowd, the public address system went off the second time.

Neither the President nor Tinubu was able to speak at the campaign following a breach of the security situation. All the dignitaries were rushed out of the podium as the crowd surged closer to the podium.