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#2015Elections Borno declares public holiday for Buhari’s campaign

The declaration was made via a statement released on Sunday, February 15, by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Jidda.

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APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari

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The Borno State government has declared today, February 16, a public holiday due to a visit to the state by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

The declaration was made via a statement released on Sunday, February 15, by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Jidda.

Jidda added that Monday was made a work-free day to ensure that residents of the state are able to receive Buhari when he arrives.

The statement reads:

 “The Borno State Government has declared Monday as a work-free day. The declaration is to enable the people of the state welcome the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, who will arrive Maiduguri on a campaign visit on Monday.

“Governor Kashim Shettima has enjoined all Borno residents to come out en mass and line up the streets to welcome the Peoples’ General.”

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