Nigeria stampede: Several dead at Buhari rally

13 February, 2019, 18:15 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Source Bashir Ahmad

The PDP further lambasted the FCTA for stopping the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Council from using the Old Parade Ground in Abuja for the event despite payment made to the state institution.

President Buhari, Atiku, and other presidential candidates had earlier signed the first part of the peace accord in December previous year.

Buhari and the APC to drag the PDP and the people's candidate to their low level of frustration in order to enmesh the coming election into crisis so as to achieve their self-succession bid.

Four people lost their lives in a stampede at the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Rivers State, on Tuesday.

While warning against further attacks, the PDP Spokesperson said any assault on Atiku would attract very dire response from Nigerians.

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The US, Britain and the European Union have in recent weeks publicly warned against vote-rigging and election violence, and also expressed concern over President Muhammadu Buhari's suspension of Nigeria's top judge last month.

In a ceremony in Abuja, the two called on their supporters to rally round Mr. Abubakar, saying his capacity to provide a new direction for the country informed their decision to forego their ambition in the interest of the nation.

"This is a crucial time in Nigeria, and President Clinton is hopeful that the election's outcome reflects the will of the Nigerian people".

The statement said: "President Clinton appreciates General Abdulsalami Abubakar and the Nigerian National Peace Committee's invitation to travel to Nigeria".

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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