President Buhari Abruptly Leaves APC Presidential Campaign In Bauchi After Sound System Failure

By Damilare Adeleye

Emerging reports had it that President Muhammadu Buhari abruptly left the campaign rally of the All Progressive Congress in Bauchi State on Monday.

The president who stormed Bauchi State for the APC presidential campaign, was received by Adamu, Director General, Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, former chief of Defense Staff, Gen Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Senator Andy Ubah, Yobe state Governor, Maimalla Buni and his Kebbi and Borno state counterparts, Atiku Bagudu and Babagana Zulum.

Meanwhile, President Buhari could not address the supporters of the party that gathered at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Memorial stadium due to technical issues that ensued with the sound system.

The presidential candidate of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of the party, Abdullahi Adamu were unable to address the crowd also as the sound system went off and all efforts to restore it proved abortive.

According to reports, President Buhari after waiting for about 10 minutes and the issue was not rectified, he and Adamu presented the flag to the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Bauchi State, Saddique Baba Abubakar.

The President who looked embarrassed went round the podium and waved to the crowd that could not listen to Buhari before his departure from the campaign ground.

The president thereafter led other dignitaries down the podium into the waiting cars and drove out of the stadium to the airport en route to Lagos.