Major streets within Kaduna metropolis stood still on Tuesday as Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, led his his deputy, Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex, state executives, top All Progressives Congress (APC) and party supporters to pro-Buhari rally.
Thousands of supporters of Nigeria’s President thronged along as El-Rufai and his deputy moved in the procession in an open-roof car, dancing and acknowledging cheers from supporters and onlookers for over three hours from government house to Murtala Square, venue of the rally.
Broom wielding youths were seen in open trucks and several others on foot chanting pro Buhari and El-Rufai slogans.
The atmosphere was, however, not devoid of heavy presence of security men from the Nigerian Army and Police, as well as accompanying Federal Road Safety officials in their blue and white stripped vehicles.
One of those in the rally who spoke to DAILY POST said that they were part of the rally because of the successful return of President Buhari from London on medical vacation.
“We thank Almighty Allah for his mercies that have made us see this day and join millions all over Nigeria in celebrating Baba Buhari’s return. We know looters are not happy, he is back because they know the anti-corruption fight will be intensified,” a party faithful said.
Another supporter in the rally said that the entire North was happy that Buhari was back and were sure that all problems the country was facing would be solved within a short time.
As at the time of filing this report, thousands of youths who thronged the Murtala Mohammed Square as early as 9am were just getting set to leave the venue.
The rally also turned out to become a big political campaign as several supporters were seen carrying posters which bore the pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor El-Rufai.