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Crowd Welcomes Buhari In Jos, Shows Solidarity
APC rally in Jos today received ocean of people who showed their love and support for President Muhammadu Buhari. The crowd also took control over the security.
The President was reported to had been unable to give his speech during the campaign in Jos, which took him 30 minutes to reach his seat after arriving at the campaign venue in Rwang Pam stadium.
This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser of Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
“President Muhammad Buhari extends heartfelt appreciation to the people of Plateau State, who turned out in innumerable numbers to welcome him in Jos, during his presidential campaign visit on Saturday”, he said.
He continued: “The Rwang Pam Township Stadium, venue of the event, was completely overrun by a sea of humanity, made of ecstatic supporters of the President, who kept hailing the man they love and admire. So much was the tumult that the President could not eventually address the crowd.”
“After waiting for about an hour, with the melee not receding, but rather increasing in tempo and fervour, President Buhari received illustrious Plateau citizens who were crossing to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from other political parties, waved at the appreciative crowd, and left for Abuja.
“The President lauds Plateau people for turning out in their thousands to welcome him into Jos, lining the roads right from the airport, defying the boiling sun.
“He thanks them for their steadfastness over the years, and for continued faith in the administration, which was indicated by the turnout at the stadium.
“President Buhari sues for greater restraint from teeming supporters and appreciative Nigerians in other campaign stops ahead, pleading that they allow the campaign programme run as planned, since it is also an opportunity for him to give a stewardship report.
The population was more than expected for the security to the point of losing control of those who climb on the bus to sight the President.
“We have been serving you for about four years, we want another four years mandate from you, it is needful for you to allow us give you a report. You deserve it,” the President says.
“Campaign visits resume on Monday, as President Buhari is resolved to get to all parts of the country.”