Empty Stadium Welcomes President Buhari To Bauchi
President Muhammadu Buhari was welcomed to Bauchi State on Thursday by a near-empty stadium as the venue was characterized by absence of crowd.
The reason was partially attributed to his dwindling popularity as former staunch followers have abandoned his leadership.
One such follower is Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, an Islamic Preacher from Bauchi State, who was a staunch supporter of Buhari.
Reports have it, however, that he has turned his back on President Buhari which explains why Bauchi was empty during his visit.
See some reactions on social media over the visit:
Sheik Dahiru Bauchi who controls almost 20million Sunni Muslims in Nigeria and El-Zakzaky of the Shi’a Muslims with 12million followers have all pulled out from Buhari. Sheik Gumi who is also a leader of the Sunni is hanging in the balance. Izalla Muslims not too political!
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) April 26, 2018
— The Nigerian Wailers (@NGRWailers) April 26, 2018
I tell una even for here in the north we don tire .Imagine the large crowd welcoming President Buhari today in Bauchi ,Apart from kano this is 2nd stronghold.
Lazy Nigerian youths have gone to work today. pic.twitter.com/FgTwQqjnS9
— MR AMTAI (@amtaimedia) April 26, 2018
So I just saw this pic of #Buhari's visit to Bauchi,pls is this the same preplanned visit that the IG of @PoliceNG stabbed his senate hearing for? If I were him, after seeing the crowd in this stadium I will rush back to make my peace with @NGRSenate bcuz 2019 is not looking good pic.twitter.com/stT4McCE3O
— Skywalker (@irosky007) April 26, 2018
Meanwhile in Bauchi, Buhari is coming to commission carts. This is no joke. Kudos to the Governor for such selfless work pic.twitter.com/jORiSR18BU
— Haroun² Tênsei (@haroun_HY) April 25, 2018
This is the real picture they won't want to show you.. Buhari was received by a large crowd in a full capacity stadium in Bauchi today. 😂 😂😂😂pic.twitter.com/FEwPywB8wt @akaebube @DemolaRewaju @segalink @JoyceOdukoya @YemieFASH @NGRWailers @AnthonyEhilebo
— Tcee 🇳🇬 (@emmaikumeh) April 26, 2018
A mindful, serious and sensitive President ought to have considered visiting headquarters of the Catholic Church in Abuja as a necessity, but not Buhari. He places no more value on human life.
He elected to visit Bauchi on a political jamboree. Wickedness.
— Sir.Ariyo-Dare Atoye (@AriyoAristotle) April 26, 2018