2015: Buhari storms Port Harcourt to begin presidential campaign

Posted by News Express | 6 January 2015 | 4,569 times

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Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, is wearing a new look for today’s commencement of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign.

The event is scheduled for the 40,000-capacity Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Igwuruta, near the Port Harcourt International Airport.

The rally, fixed for 9:00 a.m., will be transmitted live on major television networks.

River State Governor Chibuike Amaechi is the Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, which met last night at the Rivers State Government House.

Shortly after inaugurating Buhari’s campaign in the Garden City, the APC team will move to Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, to campaign in the PDP-controlled state and to present its governorship candidate, Mr. Umana Okon Umana, a former secretary to the state government.

The campaign team will remain in the South-South for the next one week, going round states in the region from Port Harcourt.

Colourful banners, billboards and posters of Buhari and his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, were seen all over Port Harcourt yesterday

Some kerbs, roundabouts, junctions and other strategic locations in the Rivers State capital were also being repainted and beautified.

Amaechi’s ally, Chief Tony Okocha, who is the Chairman of the Mobilisation Committee of Buhari’s campaign launch in Rivers State, said  yesterday that today’s crowd will double the one at the October 25 mega rally to mark the seventh anniversary of Amaechi’s Supreme Court victory at the same venue.

•Excerpted from The Nation. Photo shows Buhari at a campaign rally.

Source: News Express

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