Buhari reacts to blockage of convoy in Jos

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for caution by his supporters during rallies.

Buhari spoke through his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in reaction to blockage of his convoy in Jos on Saturday.

Adesina said the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, venue of the event, was completely overrun by a sea of humanity, made of ecstatic supporters of the President, who kept hailing the man they love and admire.

He said: “After waiting for about an hour, with the melee not receding, but rather increasing in tempo and fervour, President Buhari received illustrious Plateau citizens who were crossing to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from other political parties, waved at the appreciative crowd, and left for Abuja.

“The President lauds Plateau people for turning out in their thousands to welcome him into Jos, lining the roads right from the airport, defying the boiling sun.

“He thanks them for their steadfastness over the years, and for continued faith in the administration, which was indicated by the turnout at the stadium.

“President Buhari sues for greater restraint from teeming supporters and appreciative Nigerians in other campaign stops ahead, pleading that they allow the campaign programme run as planned, since it is also an opportunity for him to give a stewardship report.”

“We have been serving you for about four years, we want another four years mandate from you, it is needful for you to allow us give you a report. You deserve it,” the President was quoted as saying.

The statement added that campaign visits resume on Monday, as President Buhari is resolved to get to all parts of the country, before the February 14 deadline.

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Presidential election holds on February 16, 2019.

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