From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Buhari Osinbajo Dynamic support group has reiterated its commitment to mobilize 40 million votes for Buhari/Osinbajo ticket in the forth coming general election in 2019.
The North East Coordinator of the group, Alhaji Musa Ahmad Azare, stated this while speaking with reporters and mammoth crowd at the end of failed North East sensitization and reception rally in Azare, Headquarters of Katagum Local Government area.
“We have already received the assurance of over 20 million voters across the country. The aim of the rally was to sensitize Buhari supporters who have Permanent Voters Card PVC to vote for PMB and to encourage eligible voters and supporters of the president who are yet to register to do so before the expiration of the date stipulated by the electoral body to suspend the registration and also to hold special reception to the North East Coordinator for his appointment as the Zonal Coordinator of the group.”
Azare revealed that initially they intended to hold the event last Saturday 7th July 2018, but Police didn’t allow them , they shifted to last Saturday 14th July 2018 still despite attendance of supporters from the entire North East and National officers of the group they were not allow to do the rally by the Police.
He said President Buhari deserved the votes of all eligible voters in the entire North East sub-region because of his love and commitment towards solving the socio economic and security challenges in the region. “He has defeated war against insurgency; we need him to complete his assignment in that area. He has created North East Development Commission; we need him to ensure the takeoff of the commission in order to heal all the wounds created by the insurgency problems in the region.”
Azare thank President Buhari for signing not too young to run bull which is his love and committed interest he has on youths development “The president too is endeared in the hearts of youths that is the reason why you have seen this mammoth crowd in Azare today, we want to advised electorates not to allow Politicians to use them or use their ward and children as political thugs and to shun any form of money Politics.”
Some of supporters who spoke at the occasion said they were not happy the way Police cancel the rally , even if they didn’t do the rally when one see the gathering in Azare will be delight that Musa Azare is a man of the people who has all it takes to mobilize the required support for the president in the entire north east and it also clearly shows that is now a reality that Buhari is the choice of Nigerians.
They blamed Political opponents of Buhari and Musa Azare as the people who master minded the stoppage of the rally.
Effort to get the reaction of the Bauchi State Police Commissioner over postponement of the rally failed at the time of filing this report, a senior Police Officer said “the group did not follow the required procedure they should notify the Police in advance but we heard that they sent their letter to Division not State Command but under normal circumstances they should notify the Commissioner of Police who has the power to allow or not to allow for the rally.”