APC holds a minute silence for victims of Baga as Buhari takes presidential rally to Anambra State
The Presidential Campaign train of the All Progressive's Congress moved to Anambra State today 10 January, 2015.
The campaign which has seen APC Presidential Candidate Muhammadu Buhari, along with other members of the party, visit the states of Port-Harcourt, Cross River, Imo, Delta, Bayelsa, Abia and Ebonyi states respectively, continued today with a rally at Awka in Anambra State.
Buhari, along with his running mate Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and other APC dignitaries including Dr. Chris Ngige, Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, and Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, began by paying a courtesy visit to the Obi of Awka, after which they met with the Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese.
The delegation then proceeded to the rally, where opening remarks were delivered by Chief George Moghalu, National Auditor of the APC, and Dr. Chris Ngige, who dismissed suggestions of marginalisation of Ndigbo by the APC. “Ndigbo is well represented under the APC,” he stated. “APC promises renewed support and infrastructure for the Ndigbo and it is assured that the party will collectively deliver”.
Governor Rochas Okorocha then took the stage, and, after a one-minute-silence observed for bomb blast victims, spoke on the state of the Nigerian economy. “Our economy is a paper quoted one,” he said. “the best way to judge the economy of a nation is to see the stomach of the ordinary man.” He went on to extol the virtues of Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as “a man of character, discipline and strength”.
Muhammadu Buhari himself then took the stage, speaking, as usual, on the issues facing the nation. “It is clear to see that security is of paramount importance to our economy,” he said. “We have laid clear plans to solve our security issues.” He also spoke about the importance of power and education, and rounded off by admonishing members of the public to pick up their Permanent Voters Cards and ensure they vote.
The campaign continues on to Enugu, where a rally will be held at Okpara Square.
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