2019: APC stakeholders reaffirm support for President Buhari, Gov Sani-Bello
Written by Adebayo Owolabi on August 10, 2018
Stakeholders and supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State has reaffirmed their support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abubakar Sani -Bello in the 2019 general elections.
Thousands of All Progressives Congress (APC) faithful and members of the public took to the major highways in Minna, the Niger Stare capital to welcome the Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State in a show of solidarity for him.
The Governor who had attended the 60th Passing Out Parade of the Nigerian Military School, Zaria and Reunion and 34th Graduation Anniversary of NMS79 SET EX-Boys, Kaduna State returned to Minna to a tulmutous crowd of party supporters and well wishers in solidarity and to endorse him for a second term.
The dual carriage road, Minna-Suleja Road and major roads in the state capital were practically on standstill for about 4 hours as vehicular movement was grounded to a halt by the crowd who trooped out to welcome the governor.
He was received at the NNPC Pogo Depot station, about 15 kilometers to Minna by his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Ketso, the state Chairman of the ruling APC, Engr. Jibrin Imam, top party chieftains, members of the state executive council and supporters from the 25 local government areas of the state.
Various associations, market men and women as well as the commercial motorcycle operators, residents and supporters took over the ever busy road to lead the governor to Government House.
The elated governor had to stand on his car to acknowledge cheers and solidarity slogans by party supporters during the road show solidarity rally by his people.
Earlier, at New Wuse, in Tafa Local Government area of the state, party loyalists stopped the governors convoy at the old toll gate to recieve the governor and to pledge their loyalty and support for his second term.
Also at Maje, Suleja local government area, thousands of party supporters and residents came out in large numbers to pledge their support for the governor. Poster carrying supporters from Gurara and Paiko room local government areas of the state also lined the major road at various points to welcome the governor
Majority of the supporters acknowledged the achievements and giant strides recorded during Governor Sani Bellos administration and pledged their total support for him as he seeks for re-election in 2019.