President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), were unable to address the thousands of party members present at the presidential rally on Monday, due to an issue with the audio system at the Bauchi Stadium, .
The rally’s audio system abruptly ceased functioning shortly after it started, and all attempts to reactivate it were unsuccessful. After a protracted delay, the President and Mr. Tinubu departed the location without speaking to party supporters.
When Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), was going to invite the president and the presidential candidate to speak, the sound system failed.
However, Mr Buhari handed over the party’s flag to Mr Tinubu and waved to the crowd from the podium.
Before the sound system at the rally became faulty, the APC candidate, Sadiq Abubakar, promised to enrol more children in school to roll back the high number of out-of-school children in the state.
Mr Abubakar also promised to reduce maternal and infant mortalities in the state.
He said he will use his experience in the military and the training he obtained while working with President Buhari as the Chief of Air Staff to improve a lot of people in Bauchi.
“Under Buhari’s administration, we commissioned many Air force Base and units for rapid response to improve security in various States in Nigeria including Bauchi.
“This shows the concern that President Muhammadu Buhari has for the security of Nigerians, I will replicate the discipline I learnt from working with the president to improve security in Bauchi State.
“If given the opportunity I am assuring you the number of out-of-school children in Bauchi state that are up to 1.4 million roaming the streets, we will take them back to school God willing.
“I will initiate a program to help the large numbers of Bauchi unskilled youth who are roaming the streets unengaged.
“Today, 1,549 women die in Bauchi’s hospitals for every 100,000 live births. This demonstrates how careless the government is, therefore we’ll fix it by ensuring that everyone in the state has access to healthcare by constructing more facilities and services.