Confusion as APC Bauchi campaign rally ends abruptly

Our reporter| The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday ended its campaign rally in Bauchi state abruptly following a technical glitch.

The rally, which was held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa stadium in Bauchi, had President Muhammadu Buhari in attendance.

The rally began experiencing a technical glitch that affected the microphone when Abdullahi Adamu, national chairman of the party, was making his remarks.

Adamu had just established protocol and began to deliver his remarks in Hausa when he could no longer be heard by the crowd.

Equipment were said to be overheating and  Senate President Ahmad Lawan could be heard describing the situation as “sad”.

“And there is no alternative?” he asked.

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After battling to resolve the issue with no end in sight, the president went on the podium and presented Sadique Baba Abubakar, APC gubernatorial candidate in the state, a flag.

After that the president was escorted to his motorcade and he departed the venue of the rally, marking an end of the event.

The President had touched down at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa airport, Bauchi at exactly 10: 22am where he was received by the campaign train.

Buhari was received on arrival by the Governor of the state, Bala Mohammed and his All Progressives Congress challenger in the Saturday, March 11 governorship election, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar.

Others on hand to receive the President were APC party Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Director General, Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, former chief of Defense Staff, Gen Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Senator Andy Ubah, Yobe state Governor, Maimalla Buni and his Kebbi and Borno state counterparts, Atiku Bagudu and Babagana Zulum respectively.

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After the airport formalities, the President’s motorcade, led by Governor Mohammed proceeded to the Palace of the Emir, Dr Rilwanu Sulaiman Adamu, for a brief parley and thereafter to the Sir Tafawa Balewa stadium, venue for the campaign.

 

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