Jonathan Rattled As ‘Sai Buhari’ Takes Over Kaduna PDP Rally; Police Chase Crowd

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The police and other security operatives on Saturday chased out pro-Buhari supporters at the Kaduna rally for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan.

The main bowl of the 30,000-capacity Ahmadu Bello Stadium, the venue of the rally, was half-filled. It was the last in the series of North-West rallies scheduled for President Jonathan’s re-election bid.

When the state Governor, Mukhtar Yero, mounted the podium to read his welcome address, as soon as he shouted ‘PDP,’ a large section of the crowd chorused ‘Sai (only) Buhari.’

Also, when the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, shouted ‘Sai Nigeria,’ the crowd responded, ‘Sai Buhari.’

All the personalities that spoke at the rally were greeted with the ‘Sai Buhari’ slogan.

In reaction to the development, security operatives, including combat-ready policemen descended on the crowd in an attempt to chase them out.

As the police kept chasing the pro-Buhari supporters out of the stadium, they kept chanting, ‘Sai Buhari’ intermittently.

They also tore several posters of President Jonathan and his deputy in the stadium.

Not done, the youth outside the stadium reportedly threw pebbles on the convoy of the president after the president had left the stadium at about 3:00pm.

A visibly angry Deputy Governor of the state, Nuhu Bajoga, was spotted by our correspondent at the rally, reprimanding members of the local organising committee at the main bowl of the stadium and asking the committee to “go and bring more people.”

It was gathered that the money for the supporters were allegedly diverted by some officials of the local organising committee.

Reacting to the development, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lai Mohammed said, “It shows the popularity of Gen. Buhari. It shows that he is unstoppable.

“Chasing his supporters out of the stadium does not help the President or the PDP. It worsens their case.”

The Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibril, however dismissed insinuations of the non-acceptability of President Jonathan in northern states.

Jibril said it was the “quality of the crowd that matters and not hiring of miscreants.”

In his speech, President Jonathan said Kaduna was one of the major beneficiaries of Federal Government policies.

He urged the people of the state to re-elect him in the Febuary 14 election.

He said the state was the focus of the central government in the next four years if elected.

He also promised to revamp the collasped textile mills in the state to create jobs for the teeming youths in the state.

Vice President Sambo had earlier in his speech said the people of the state were highly elated with the President for his choice as running mate in the February polls.

He described Jonathan as patriotic and detribalised and therefore urged the people of the state to vote the party in all the elections.

The Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero in his welcome address said the state was the stronghold of the party since 1999 and would remain as such.

He thanked the President for transforming the state, especially, the establishment of fast rail service from Abuja to the state to ease transportation problems and the establishment of 30KWT power plant in the state.

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Published at: 07:10 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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paulohking at 07:55 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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mtcheeeeeew, e concern me Roll Eyes?
Giftous1 at 08:22 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Why hire thugs to ruin another's campaign...simply shows cowardiseness
lakman at 08:37 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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apc is a failure, it end in ballotbox where every individual will vote with he's or her conscience without fear or favor
Lateef67 at 08:52 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Why must dey chase dem away SAI buhari
shannon034 at 09:13 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Illiterate Almijiri  that dont have voters card
kunlery002 at 09:46 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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If I am GEJ I would just step down to avoid disgrace but I smell election rigging SAI Buhari shine ur eyes we want change
charlesomo at 10:27 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Kaduna full of almijiri people, so jonathan that ean no be problam for you we still no how we go do am.
charlesomo at 10:29 AM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Almijiri no get vote card.
femjay at 12:51 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Huh ! Very intereting .....

Change is growing every where even PDP's Camp .......

This shows the level of failure this Government has been so far ...... they use the medium to express their anger on the cluessless one ......

Sambo has no political value at all ....

The change is gonna happen soon ...
bamilok2008 at 03:33 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Everybody knows d next President of d country. Sai baba Sai Buhari. 
elchymo at 03:44 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
beneno at 05:47 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
xjiggy at 07:56 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Yao yao PDP. Dem go hire crowd make stadium for full. Dem no know say dem hire APC supporters join.
Amoramo at 10:15 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Shame on APC and its violence. BUHARI, TINUBU and co. will cry blood when GEJ will be declared winner of the 2015 presidential election. Mark my words all APC slaves.
ttuswale at 11:13 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Abubu86 at 11:43 PM, 1/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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I will gladly advise Mr Zoologist 2 bow away
egwuevans17 at 01:35 AM, 2/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
ngfineface at 09:46 AM, 2/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Sai Buhari Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
echeeche at 10:17 AM, 2/02/2015 (4 years ago)
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Time will tell
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