How Buhari storms Akure, rallies support for Akeredolu


Akure, the Ondo State capital, was agog on Saturday as residents trooped out to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari to the mega rally of the APC in the state.
The president’s visit was to rally support for the All Progressives Congress, APC, flagbearer in the Nov. 26 governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Buhari arrived Akure in company of other leaders of the party, including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The popular Oba Adesida Road was devoid of its usual human and vehicular congestion to give way for the presidential convoy.
The residents of Akure were, however, going about their normal activities, with many heading to the Democracy Park, venue of the rally.
The Democracy Park itself was lively with music rending the air from ace Fuji musician, Abass Obesere and Mavin Star, Korede Bello.
Security was also very tight in the whole area as there was a heavy presence of men of the Nigeria Police, army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the FRSC.
Speaking with reporters, Mrs Esther Omodara, a retiree from the state civil service, said that the city was standing still for the president “because he is a man of the people”.
Omodara said Buhari has deep passion for the Nigerian people, adding that his visit would prove that Akeredolu’s candidature was a worthy venture.
Also speaking, Mr Femi Okunjemiruwa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, said that Buhari’s visit would mark a positive development for the APC governorship candidate and the state at large.
Okunjemiruwa, who told newsmen that he would be defecting to the APC, said that all hands must be on deck to support the president to rescue Nigeria from decadence.


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