Traders at the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin on Monday made brisk business as President Muhammadu Buhari took his campaign rally to the capital of Kwara.
Items such as soft drinks cans and flutes are used to sing “ó tó gé” campaign slogan, meaning “enough is enough’’, while branded materials such as fez-caps and T-shirts were sold at the rally.
A team of medical personnel were on hand to treat patients suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, malaria and Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) among others, free of charge.
A nurse, who simply identified herself as Jumoke, said that the patronage from party faithful had been huge, stressing that most of them came complaining of various ailments.
Some of the patients, who besieged the medical centre set up for the purpose, commended the move, adding that it was a laudable gesture by the Kwara APC.
Mr Akeem Ahmed, a party faithful said that he was feeling pain in his left leg and took advantage of the free medical treatment at the venue of the presidential rally.
Ahmed commended the party for organising such free medical treatment, adding that many of them were scared of patronising the hospital because of the fear of paying outrageous bills.
Some of the patients were immediately administered drugs as a temporary relief while others were referred to the hospital for proper treatment.
Staff members of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital ((UITH) were also on the ground to attend to emergency cases with their stretchers, ambulances and other medical facilities that could aid emergency cases.
One of the staff, who refused to give his name because he was not authorised to speak said that the response for free medical treatment at the venue of the rally had been huge.
According to the staff, I think this gesture will help proffer immediate solution to those who will have to suffer from one thing or the other because of the large crowd converging on the venue of the rally.
One of the party supporters suffered some injuries from pushing from the crowded and was immediately taken to the staff of the UITH for medical treatment.