President Buhari To Flag Off Oil Drilling in Gombe Today.

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President Muhammadu Buhari will today, January 2, flag off drilling of crude oil at the Kolmani River- II well at a site near Barambu, a village in Alkaleri local government area of Bauchi state.

According to Daily Trust, the president will flag off the oil drilling alongside Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

However, in a related development, the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe state says it has concluded arrangements for the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state, scheduled for Saturday, February 2.  Malam Kabiru Ibn-Mohammed, the state publicity secretary of APC, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Friday, February 1.

He said the president, who would be coming for a presidential campaign rally, was expected to receive some high profile politicians from the opposition parties. According to him, on arrival, the President will be expected to visit some critical stakeholders in the state like the Emirate Council among others.

He said if not because the president wanted to fulfil some democratic ingredients, no need for him to come because he had the support of Gombe people already. The state party image maker appealed to the general public to be peaceful during the rally, reminding them that “democracy is not a game of bitterness.“

“APC believes in peace and fair play, rally round and be in peace for the coming of your dear President, the person you love most,“ he urged the people.

MEDIA PARROT had earlier reported that Bala Bello Tinka who was the director general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in Gombe state defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This was disclosed by the presidency in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.

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