Maiduguri stands still for Buhari as APC campaigns in Borno

APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari in Maiduguri
APC Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari in Maiduguri

With six additional weeks of campaigning to go, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress met an enthusiastic crowd in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, as a new phase of his rally tour of Nigeria began.

Accompanied by several members of the APC including Rotimi Amaechi and Audu Ogbeh, the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima was also on hand to lend his support to the campaign party.

Crowds lined the streets of Maiduguri, displayed trees with APC flag “leaves”, and cheered Mr. Buhari as he made his way through the city.

Many of his supporters ran after the cars chanting their support for the candidate. He acknowledged their show of support during his speech as he visited the Emir of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, at his palace telling the audience: “The distance between the airport and the palace has never been this far; I am grateful for the welcome,” he said. He also acknowledged the economic difficulties facing the region and stated the Buhari/APC goal was to be a catalyst for meaningful change in the region and said to the crowd, “The young men that followed the convoy sweating, they should be gainfully employed—that, is APC’s priority.”

As the former governor of the North Eastern State, Mr. Buhari acknowledged his close ties to the region, and expressed his deep concern for those displaced by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

He said, “I can trace my roots here, and my relatives are still in Kukawa. I was also lucky to be here once as governor of the North Eastern State.”

He also made a promise to those displaced by the fighting saying, “People in Baga and others will be liberated, returned to their homes, and will see a government genuinely concerned about their welfare.”


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  • Nwokolo

    The difference is clear! GMB, undoubtedly one of the greatest souls from Africa.

    • Darosa o

      Igbos or ibos or whatever they are are called never ready for anything good and genuine,reasons they are worried for Buhari presidency,where orderliness will be brought into the way we do business at the port,fake products will not be allowed again,where fake drugs will continue unabated,but they will fail in Jesus name

  • otuuchi nwanneka

    Nigeria will not allow such bunch of criminal to come into power and
    loot our money to their pocket. God is reviewing their secret to Nigeria
    so we can be aware of their evil plan in this country.

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  • ICC Hague

    Buhari is a great leader with outstanding qualities who`s attributes are very rare in Africa, we should thank God that we still have people like Buhari in Nigeria at time when personal enrichment and greediness is the hallmark of the most politicians. We should all support him by voting him en mass come 28 march so that he can effect the needed changes. #170 million General march 4 Buhari.

    • detective

      Well spoken

  • otuuchi nwanneka

    Curruption at its peak, The hight of it all he is the Leader of the
    prospose change agents called APC. Whta change? we can not deceive
    neither can we fooled. Nigerians are now well informed and will make the
    right choice come march 28th

    • Maitama Tambari

      Nwanneka Otuuchi will swallow his word and become dysentery for him for weeks come 28-03-15 as CHANGE will engulf Nigeria come 29-03-15, new dawn that the people of Nigeria would be dancing to the tune of liberation from the cabals while Otuuchi would practically remain in the toilet out of shame, God Willing. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

    • humm

      I see that your head is expoding by this somber news.Dont worry, I am praying for you

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Ahmadu Ali who doubt the PVC collection rate in Borno should see for himself that the people of Borno are determined throug their votes to replace PDP/Boko Haram goverment. Ali Sherif supported and protected by GEJ would be disgraced once again.

  • Oluwole

    Boko Haram insurgents turned out in their thousands to receive their Commander-in-Chief. No wonder the military quicly regained some Borno villages yesterday as the militants were busy attending APC rally

    • humm

      Well your guy could have done the same, but too drunk to leads. This is called leadership, my friend and stop being a hater.

  • jamesbourne

    Boko Haram insurgents turned out in their thousands to receive their Commander-in-Chief. No wonder the military quickly regained some Borno villages yesterday as the militants were busy attending APC rally their daddy is in town.

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      You should get a boyfriend in Sambisa if you can’t join your ISIS heartthrob soon.