Buhari storms out of APC rally as thugs vandalise facilities in Bauchi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Bauchi State on Monday ended abruptly when President Muhammadu Buhari stormed out of the venue as he was unable to address the crowd due to an unexpected system failure.
Ripples News gathered that the Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa Memorial Stadium in Bauchi, venue for the APC presidential campaign, was also vandalised by political thugs who carted away essential facilities while the security operatives looked on helplessly.
The electricity supply at the stadium went off shortly after the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu alongside President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Presidential Candidate of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, mounted the podium to address the crowd.
The President who was visibly angry, joined the National Chairman of the party to present the party’s flag to the gubernatorial candidate in Bauchi State, Ambassador Saddique Baba Abubakar.
Buhari and his delegation arrived at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport, Bauchi at 10:20 am to lead the APC presidential and governorship campaign rally.
The president was received by the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, who is the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate and the APC gubernatorial flag bearer, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Others at the airport to receive the President include the APC party chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
Others are the 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.