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Things Learned as Buhari flags off campaign in Uyo

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Things Learned as Buhari flags off campaign in Uyo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 28th October, 2018, flagged off his presidential re-election bid at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

Here are the things learned as Buhari flags off campaign in Uyo.

Who is the “REAL” Mr. Intergrity?

Senator Godswill Akpabio said ‘’this election is all about integrity”.

As we all know in 2015 Gov. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was the Mr. Intergrity and now according to him its President Buhari and we ask who is the real Mr. Intergrity.

Akpabio went further to say ‘’It is all about integrity versus others. He ‘now President Buhari’ has integrity to run. We are going to run this election on the basis of development. . They should hand over”, he continue.

Buhari Launches 2019 Presidential Campaigns
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 28th October, 2018, flagged off his presidential re-election bid at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

The arrival of the President at the venue of the campaign which was confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the All Progressives Congress
@APCNigeria

The governorship candidate of the APC in Akwa Ibom State in his twitter handle said: “It is significant that President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen our dear state for this epochal occasion, particularly in the way it shows how much gain our party @OfficialAPCNg has made and continues to make in Akwa Ibom State and the entire South South”

Ibom International Stadium Was Used:

As it was rumored that the initial refusal to grant approval for the use of the Godswill Akpabio stadium for the APC presidential campaign due to to some technical issues and citing repair works in preparation for the 2019 Nigerian Professional League Season as its reason. The Ibom International Stadium was later approved and used for the APC presidential campaign in Uyo.

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In a statement by the Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Mr Monday Ebong Uko, the government gave conditional approval for the stadium to be used for the presidential campaign rally.

The statement explained: “Following a decision by Julius Berger Plc to recall their staff from their scheduled holiday, the Akwa Ibom State Government has approved the use of the Nest of Champions Stadium, Uyo for the flag off of the President’s electioneering campaign on December 28, 2018″

Ibom Media gathered that all other terms of use were effectively observed

Udom Gabriel Emmanuel Welcomed Mr. President

President Buhari was received by the State Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

Is Uyo the Capital of APC ?

In the words of Senator Godswill Akpabio, he commended the President for choosing the state to flag off the campaign, emphasing that UYo is the capital of APC and gave the assurance that the party would sweep the zone,

National Chairman of APC Was Present:

The national Chairman, Adam Oshomhole, accused the People’s Democratic Party of engaging in mudslinging instead of campaigning on issues, blaming the PDP for putting in economic quagmire. ‘’PDP has already put Nigeria on notice that Atiku will sell NNPC. And South-South will not support a government that will privatize our resources”, he said

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