. Promises to boost agriculture
The presidential Aspirant of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has promised to revitalise agriculture and also strenghten the nation’s security.
Buhari said this when he  stormed Makurdi the Benue State capital today accompanied by his deputy Prof. Osibanjo Oyebanjo.
The duo who drove in a motorcade amidst cheers and hailing from hundreds supporters and well wishers who thronged the road from the airport to the Ibrahim Babangida Square where he addressed a crowd.
Addressing the crowd, Buhari promised the people of Benue that he will revitalize agriculture to demphasise the nation’s reliance on oil.
Buhari who was clad in a black and white flowing agbada and his deputy in a red and black striped agbada, also promised to improve the educational sector.
Speaking on the security situation in the country, the former head of state decried the negligence of the Nigerian armed forces. He promised that ” if elected our soldiers will no longer have to buy their uniforms by themselves again”.

Also on the retired general’s entourage were the APC national chairman, Mr. Oyegun, Governor Tanko Almakura of Nassarawa state, Sen. Abike Dabire, Sen. Bukola Saraki and a host of high ranking party members.
See pictures below.

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LtoR: Akume, Buhari, Almakura Ortom

 

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Buhari coming down from the plane with Oyegun right behind him

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Abonu, Ortom, Osibanjo, Almakura, Gemade, Akume, Saraki, Ogbeh

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Ogbeh, Ortom, Gemade and Buhari

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Akume and Buhari in a chat

 

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Crowd at the IBB Square

 

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Buhari and Osibanjo in Akume's house before the event

 

Photo credits: Tahav Agerzua, Alistair Oduah & Mimi Atedze

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