Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Buhari mourns deceased APC supporters in Port Harcourt

Buhari mourns deceased APC supporters in Port Harcourt

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.

The President is seeking the support of the people of the state in the coming elections.

The PDP said the president was a direct recipient of the "violence", he preached in Zamfara state only a few days ago.

The incident happened at a stadium in the southern city of Port Harcourt when the crowd surged towards a gate after President Buhari's speech.

The PDP therefore urges Buhari and the APC to read the handwriting on the wall and get ready to accept his inevitable defeat so that Nigerians can have a breath of fresh air under the leadership of Atiku, whose campaign has continued to receive rousing reception.

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"From reports reaching us, it is not also out of place for the Buhari Presidency and the APC to use this measure to test the will of Nigerians as precursor to their rigging plots".

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), in Abuja, said the President has been briefed about the tragic death of some party supporters in a stampede at the presidential campaign rally.

Former US President Bill Clinton has canceled his trip to Nigeria ahead of Saturday's general elections, saying the visit could be "politicized". State elections will hold on March 2.

Our analysts took into consideration the dynamics of this year's poll (Both Atiku and Buhari have very high unfavourable numbers and are hardly the favourites amongst voters; they are in their 70s; Muslims; and are Fulanis from northern Nigeria).

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