It was a festival of boos at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally held in Ogun State on Monday, as President Muhammadu Buhari barely escaped being the target of an angry crowd.
Trouble started when the President mounted the stage to present his speech.
He spoke on the achievements of the APC administration, and although he was initially greeted with boos, the people later cheered him when he told them to vote for whomever they liked in the forthcoming elections.
“That is your civic right to come out next Saturday and on the 2nd of March, and choose whoever you like in the parties. This is your right. So, there is no problem about it,” he said to the loud cheering of the people.
Afterwards, it was time to endorse Dapo Abiodun as the APC governorship candidate.
Abiodun stood to the left of the President and he was asked to move to Buhari’s right. However, as the President raised his left arm to endorse him as the APC candidate, the crowd went wild and hurled various objects at the stage where Buhari stood.
The situation required the intervention of security operatives, who swiftly shielded the President from the attack.
The rally ended abruptly as security operatives led Buhari and other party members off the stage.