The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked President Buhari following the incident which occurred at the presidential rally which held in Ogun state on Monday, February 11, 2019.
According to a live broadcast monitored on Channels Television, people were throwing objects at Buhari while he was addressing the crowd.
The crowd also booed and jeered at the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Adams Oshiomhole when he tried to introduce the party’s governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun.
The choice of Abiodun as the APC guber candidate in Ogun has been the cause of division in the state chapter of the ruling party.
The state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has been at loggerheads with the party’s leadership following the rejection of his anointed candidate, Adekunle Akinlade.
Akinlade, who later decamped to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) has been enjoying the support of Governor Amosun, who is still in the APC.
Handwriting on the wall
Reacting to the incident, the PDP called on President Buhari to read the handwriting on the wall.
The opposition party, in a statement which it issued on Twitter on Monday, said that the Ogun incident is a clear sign that the people have rejected the ruling APC.
The PDP said “The public pelting & jeering at @MBuhari and his @OfficialAPCNg during his election campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state, is a direct response by Nigerians to his 4 years misrule as depicted in the expansion of poverty, corruption, divisiveness & bloodletting in our nation.
“It is instructive to note that Mr. President was pelted in Abeokuta barely 24 hours after his Zamfara state rally on Sunday, where he attempted to incite Nigerians to join the @OfficialAPCNg in their planned resort to violence to derail the 2019 general election.
“The people of Ogun state, and indeed, the South West, have shown that they are in direct alignment with other states and geo-political zones of our country in rejecting President @MBuhari and VP @ProfOsinbajo whose administration has foisted so much pain and anguish to Nigerians.
“Mr. President can now see that Nigerians cannot be bought with N10,000, as he was made to believe by the Vice President @ProfOsinbajo and members of the cabal in his Presidency.
The PDP therefore urges @MBuhari and the @OfficialAPCNg to read the handwriting on the wall and get ready to accept his inevitable defeat so that Nigerians can have a breath of fresh air under the leadership of @Atiku whose campaign has continued to receive rousing reception.”
A similar incident is also playing out in Imo state where Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha was rejected by the APC leadership.
Nwosu, with Okorocha's support, moved to the Action Alliance to pursue his governorship ambition.