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Jonathan, Buhari cancel campaigns in Damaturu, Maiduguri

By Ben Agande

ABUJA — The presidential rally of the Peoples Democratic Party scheduled to hold in Damaturu, Yobe State has been cancelled.

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Jonathan-Buhari

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, also cancelled his scheduled campaign trip to Maiduguri for undisclosed reasons without making his new date for the trip public.

The rally which was supposed to hold after a similar meeting in Gombe was however called off at the last minute.

Though no reason was given for the cancellation, Vanguard gathered that the rally was shelved due to unfavourable security report about the proposed rally.

An advanced team of the president’s campaign delegation was already in Damaturu for the rally before they were informed that it had been shelved.

Yobe, which shares border with Borno State, is the birth place of the late leader of the Boko Haram sect, Ibrahim Yusuf, who was killed in 2009.

Jonathan’s campaign train had come under increasing attacks from hoodlums in the northern parts of the country, with his convoy being pelted with sachet water and stones in Bauchi.


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