2019 Historic Campaign Begins As President Buhari Finally Decides To Visit Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Other States, Ahead Of The General Elections

By Post Nigeria March 5, 2018 14:41

2019 Historic Campaign Begins As President Buhari Finally Decides To Visit Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Other States, Ahead Of The General Elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally decided to visit some of the States that witnessed violence recently, for the purpose of on-the-spot assessment of the situation, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

According to Punch, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to Journalists, on Monday.

Adesina said Buhari would begin his journey with a trip to Taraba State, on Monday; and that he would subsequently visit Benue, Yobe, Zamfara, and Rivers States.

The Presidential Spokesman, however, did not disclose when the trips to the four States will take place.

The statement reads: “In view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some States, leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls, President Muhammadu Buhari immediately tasked the Armed Forces and other Security Agencies, to compile comprehensive reports on the various incidents.

“Having received and studied the reports, the President has decided to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the various occurrences, and to meet and console the communities affected.

“From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States.

“President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports.

“The President calls on all Nigerians, especially those in the affected areas, to cooperate fully with the Security Agencies, to enable them curb the spate of crimes, bring those responsible to justice, and prevent further occurrences.”

 

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