An unruly crowd had earlier today disrupted the presidential rally of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Trouble started after the President raised the hand of Dapo Abiodun, the APC governorship candidate in the state.
Immediately, the president raised Abiodun’s hand, some aggrieved supporters threw objects towards his direction, forcing security operatives to form a ring around Buhari.
WATCH and SHARE: video of President @MBuhari stoned and booed today in Ogun. Nigerians are tired of BLAME GAME, fighting opposition and pretending to fight corruption. They will lie that the video was DOCTORED. It is real.
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 11, 2019
Before the ugly incident, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, had failed in his bid to calm aggrieved party supporters, who were against the APC gubernitorial candidate, at the MKO Abiola Stadium.
Trouble started after Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, introduced Dapo Abiodun, gubernatorial candidate of the APC in the state.
Shouts of “Ole! Ole! Ole!” rented the air as the angry mob pelted Oshiomhole with stones.
The APC national chairman ended his speech abruptly and handed over the microphone to Abike Dabiri, a presidential aide, who anchored the programme.
Dabiri had introduced Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as the next speaker but before then Amosun took to the podium to appeal to the aggrieved persons in the crowd.
“I beg you in the name of God… this is what they want to happen… Please don’t disgrace me here,” he said in Yoruba.
“Our father is here, please don’t disgrace me. I beg you in the name of God, please don’t disgrace me before our father… We have laboured this hard. I am appealing to you. Please, leave. I beg you in the name of God, please leave. I beg you. I am begging.”
Amosun had lost out in his bid to secure the APC gubernatorial ticket for Adekunle Akinlade, a serving member of the house of representatives.
Tinubu throwing the APM flag away after someone threw it at him 😭😭😭😂. Amosun for President pic.twitter.com/zfCSYkteZ0
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) February 11, 2019
The governor had accused Oshiomhole and some APC leaders of working against the interest of the state through the emergence of Abiodun, whom he vowed not to hand over to.
After losing the APC ticket, Akinlade defected to the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), under which he would be contesting the March 2 election while Amosun, his benefactor, will contest Saturday’s senatorial election under APC.
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