- Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari clashed during a rally in Abuja on Tuesday, July 10
- The supporters mainly from the Buhari Youth Organisation were struggling to get free souvenirs
- Dignitaries at the event scampered to safety as the pandemonium escalated
Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari clashed in Abuja on Tuesday, July 10, over free souvenirs, Channels Television reports.
The supporters mainly from the Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) were attending a rally at the popular Eagles Square in Abuja.
According to the report, the rally which is in preparation towards President Buhari’s 2019 presidential race could not hold as a fight broke out during the distribution of the branded souvenirs.
Dignitaries who came to support the rally were seen driving out of the venue along with their security officials as the clashes escalated.
The clash which lasted for over two hours reportedly made it impossible for the organisers to commence the rally.
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Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national youth leader, Sadiq S. Abubakar, on Monday, July 9, dismissed the newly formed Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and its sponsors, describing them as 'brief case political parties.'
He said the sponsors of the coalition as serial election losers, who specialize in jumping from one party to another, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari won't be perturbed by their existence.
Abubakar went on to say the postulation that his party will suffer defeat in the 2019 elections only exists in the figment of imagination of members of the coalition.
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