- Category: April 2011 Polls
- Published on Friday, 22 April 2011 04:08
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The party chairman who said he was at Madalla with scores of party chieftains to receive Buhari said he was told to remain in Abuja since all routes to Suleja were barricaded against him.
When the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Richard Oguche was contacted he said they had to call the visit off because of the security situation in Suleja. He explained that it was the mandate of the police to ensure the security of a personality of his status adding that the post election violence that engulfed parts of the state including Suleja posed grave security danger for him.
Also there were fears yesterday that Buhari might have been similarly barred from holding rallies ahead of the governorship polls in some northern states. But a member of the Board of Trustees of the PDP and Senator elect, Hadi Sirika, told Daily Trust that he was not aware of any order stopping Gen. Muhammadu Buhari from holding rallies anywhere ahead of the governorship elections. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Rotimi Fashakin, also denied knowledge of such order served on Buhari. Hadi Sirika said the planned rallies in about nine states of the North would go ahead as scheduled. According to him, there is no law which prevents a politician from addressing a peaceful rally such as the ones being organized by the CPC to boost their electoral chances during the governorship election Tuesday. (Daily Trust)