Directorate of Strategic Communications APC Presidential Campaign, North West
Senator Bola Ahmad Tinubu and his running mate Kashim shatiama have made a perfect outing in Katsina during a presidential campaign rally on Monday as he moved steps by steps to cheers his thousands of supporters who waited for hours to receive him at the venue of the campaign in Katsina on Monday.
He was accompanied by President Muhammadu Buhari, National Chairman of the party Abdullahi Adamu, as well as the campaign DG Governor Solomon Lalong of plateau state.
His campaign Coordinator for the North West Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara led other State Governors from the zone and beyond to match with Senator Bola Tinubu to the campaign venue.
The entire Dikko memorial stadium was filled to capacity as thousands of APC supporters carrying placards with APC and Tinubu inscriptions grilled the venue even as dozens of motorcade wearing various APC and Tinubu musical songs entertained the guests.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari the host Governor in an opening remarks commended the party supporters for enduring to attend the campaign rally despite the tragedy that befalls the state last night.
He said the rally would have been suspended for commiseration but explained that the guests insisted that since they are already in Katsina it’s good they faced the crowds and shower their condolences to the families of the deceased people.
He reminded the teeming APC supporters to consider leadership recruitment as something essential; hence they knew how APC took over power from the PDP and the party was able to achieve in less than eight years in power.
He announced the donation of, N100M to the families of the slain victims and assured that APC government will continue to do its best to restore peace and security.
Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi Mr. Atiku Bagudu commended the people of Katsina for the mass mobilization to welcome Tinubu and his campaign, noting that the development is a clear testimony of the fact that, Katsina is for the APC.
He stressed that their initial intention was to come and Informed Katsina people what President Muhammad Buhari was able to do for Nigeria and also thanked them but expressed that with the recent calamity that befalls the people of Bakori they have suspended the scorecard presentation on Muhammadu Buhari.
But he noted that APC within the past seven and a half years has done well for the Nigerians, assuring that if voted into power Tinubu will surely sustain the momentum.
The Presidential candidate Mr. Bola Ahmad Tinubu who expressed joy and happiness with the level of reception accorded him opened his remarks by praying for God almighty to grant those killed by the bandits with Janna and give the families the fortitude to bear the lost.
Tinubu who expressed sadness with ugly incident that befalls the people of Katsina over the weekend encouraged the people to take hard as he expressed optimism that God almighty will surely defeat the devils behind the incident.
He assured that if elected, APC led government will do all that are within its capacity to secure the people and provided enabling economic environment for the rapid development of the country.
President Muhammad Buhari in his part asked the people of Katsina to patiently vote for Bola Tinubu. Dikko Radda and indeed all the APC aspirants so that the party can sustained the momentum and continue to consolidate the path of sustainable development.
He reminded the people the condition he took over the country from the government of the PDP noting that before he came on power, Nigeria used to produced up to (2M) barrels of crude oil per day and the price was sometimes above $100 per barrel noting that at a point during his administration the production dropped to about 500 barrels per day with the price falling below $40 per barrel.
He also acknowledged that militants from Niger Delta tried all that they could do to sabotage his administration, especially around oil production.
Despite this economic crises, Buhari said his government was able to do plenty of things to stabilize the country, noting that if Tinubu is elected he was optimism that he will consolidate from the current gains.
The Katsina campaign ended with a special prayer session led by Ahmad Sulaiman in honor of the victims ambushed and killed at Bakori..