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Ekiti residents storm streets to celebrate Buhari’s return

Jubilant Ado Ekiti residents on Monday took to the streets to celebrate  the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country after his  medical vacation in London.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, rallies were held on major streets of the state capital with supporters of the All Progressives Congress and Civil Society Organisations leading the rally.

The crowd which included  artisans and commercial motorcyclists  marched from the Oke Iyinmi to the APC  secretariat chanting various songs.

The placard-carrying coalition created a traffic gridlock on the Ado Ekiti -Akure road  as well as  at  Ijigbo and Ajilosun areas of the state capital.

Addressing the rally, the APC Acting Chairman in the state, Mrs Kemi Olaleye, said many residents of the state were happy over  the president’s return.

“His return will rekindle the war  against corruption and  insurgency while boosting efforts to end  economic  recession,’’ she said.

Olaleye also assured APC supporters in the state that the forthcoming party primaries in the state in preparations for the 2018 governorship poll would not be manipulated.

She said  the party’s candidate would  emerge through the unanimous vote  of  party members.

“We are happy that God has shamed those who thought President Buhari won’t return alive.

“We are solidly behind President Buhari even beyond 2019,’’ she said.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP,  Mr Tunji Ogunlola, commended Nigerians for praying for the president’s recovery.

He pointed out that their prayers had helped the medical team to achieve success in his treatment.

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