BREAKING! Ogun On Fire As Buhari Was Stoned In Abeokuta During APC Presidential Campaign Rally

President Muhammadu Buhari and the chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole were stoned during his presidential Campaign rally

The President was stoned with materials suspected to be shoes and stones as he raised the hand of APC governorship candidate,Dapo Abiodun.As a result of the violence, activities at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, was paused for some minutes as bodyguards guarded the president to avoid being hit by the objects being thrown at him and other party members.

The development angered the leaders of the party, including former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, who left the podium while the President was making his remarks.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Lagos said his administration’s economic policies are making the desired impact as evidenced in the steady growth in the economy in the last three years.Speaking at a town hall meeting with the business community in Lagos, Buhari said he had kept his promise to boost the economy, through blocking leakages in government finances, increasing capital expenditure and inflows, and implementing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), among others.

Details of the rally made available to DAILY POST by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as saying, “I firmly believe that our economic policies are beginning to make the desired impact. Economic growth has resumed and is continuing to improve.‘‘Growth was higher in 2017 than in 2016, data even from external sources shows that it will be higher in 2018 than in 2017. I am confident that as we stay the course, it will be better still at the end of 2019.Inflation is coming down steadily, there is stability in the exchange rate and foreign exchange is readily available for genuine business. Foreign reserves are adequate and growing; capital inflows have increased and the trade balance is positive.We are paying off debts that were not even publicly acknowledged before now, including those owed to States, the electricity sector, oil marketers, exporters, backlog of salaries of workers and pensioners, amongst others.”

The President, who met with representatives of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises shortly before attending the APC presidential campaign rally in Lagos, said he is a strong believer in the importance of investing in infrastructure to promote development.‘‘I am happy that the results of the priority we have placed on this sector are beginning to show.Our commitment is reflected in the resources that we are providing for infrastructure. In 2016 and 2017, capital expenditure was up to N2.7 trillion while over N800m has been released under the current budget.


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