President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage reportedly walked out of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign venue at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi State following an abrupt power outage.
The president could not deliver his speech before leaving the venue as the power outage could not be addressed, according to Punch.
The light went off when the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, mounted the podium to deliver his speech.
WikkiTimes earlier reported that the president would be in Bauchi to chair a joint presidential and gubernatorial campaign before leaving for Lagos where he is expected to inaugurate some projects.
It was gathered that the president arrived at Bauchi twenty minutes past ten in the morning. He was received by Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State Governor and his major contender in March 11 gubernatorial election, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Other bigwigs who welcomed the president at the airport include; APC party chairman, Abdullahi Adamu; Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazzau; Andy Ubah, Governors of Borno, Kebbi and Yobe states, Babagana Zulum, Abubakar Bagudu and Mai Mala Buni, respectively, Punch reported.
The president and his entourage paid homage to Dr Rilwanu Adamu, the Emir of Bauchi, before proceeding to the campaign venue.