Ondo Election Buhari arrives Akure for APC governorship rally

President Buhari has arrived Akure, Ondo state for the mega rally of the ruling party, APC ahead of the Ondo governorship election.

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President Buhari with Governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomole as he Commissions Samuel Ogbemudia College as part of his visit to Edo State for the Commissioning of Infrastructural Projects in Benin City. play

President Buhari with Governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomole as he Commissions Samuel Ogbemudia College as part of his visit to Edo State for the Commissioning of Infrastructural Projects in Benin City.

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived Akure Airport amidst tight security for the All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign rally for the Nov. 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Buhari arrived the airport at exactly 10:09 a.m. and was received by Gov Olusegun Mimiko.

Also on ground to receive the president were Dr kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Mineral Development; Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun and Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, member, representing Ondo Central at the Senate.

Others were Alhaji Alli Olanusi, former Ondo deputy governor; Mr Isaac Kekemeke, former chairman of APC in Ondo State; Mr Jamiu Ekungba, a contestant in the APC primary election that produced Chief Rotimi Akeredolu.

In the entourage of the president were Alhaji  Lai Muhammed, Minister of Information and Culture; Gov. Umar Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

Also present at the airport were former Gov. Joshua Dariye of Plateau and former Gov. Adams Oshiomole of Edo.

NAN also reports that the security details of the Nigerian Police was led by Mrs Hilda Ibifuro, Commissioner of Police in  Ondo State.

Other security operatives present included men of the Immigration Services, FRSC, Nigeria Police, NSCDC, the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force.

Buhari inspected a guard of honour mounted by men of the Nigerian Army before leaving the airport.

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and the APC National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, arrived at different times after the president had left the airport. 

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