Buhari mourns victims of Port Harcourt APC rally stampede

Pauline Gross
February 13, 2019

President Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, expressed pleasure that the Commonwealth was showing keen interest in the Nigerian election, appreciating Rt. Hon.

The public pelting and jeering at Muhammadu Buhari and his APC during his election campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state, is a direct response by Nigerians to his 4 years misrule as depicted in the expansion of poverty, corruption, divisiveness anf bloodletting in our nation, the statement read.

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress and the presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, have arrived at the International Conference Center in Abuja for the second signing of the National Peace Accord.

"In any case, let it be known to President Buhari and the APC that the PDP and the people's candidate will definitely hold our presidential mega rally in Abuja irrespective of any further encumbrance they may attempt to foist". As we move into Nigeria's national elections, the threat of unrest has to be taken seriously.

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It is expected to be a keenly contested election.

Speaking further on the arrangement, Barkindo said "The National Peace Committee, mindful of the importance of peaceful elections and non-violent transfer of power has engaged various stakeholders in preparation for the 2019 General Elections".

"He is incredibly supportive and respectful of the committee's efforts, of the election process, and of the work being done to try to ensure a peaceful, free, fair, and transparent outcome".

"Considering some of the challenges faced, the Committee organized the 1st signing of the National Peace Accord on 11th December, 2018 to support peaceful campaigns and political rallies".

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