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The fourth edition of the pro- Jonathan rally organised by Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) almost turned tragic yesterday in Minna, Niger State.
A N10million podium on which eminent supporters including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF),Chief Pius Anyim, Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Mukhtar Shagari and Kogi State Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, and several ministers were seated for the rally at the Trade Fair Complex unexpectedly gave way, sparking pandemonium.
They scampered to safety.
Several people were injured.
Among them were the governor’s wife, Hajiya Jumai Babangida Aliyu, her protocol officer, Senator-elect for Niger East, Dr. Shem Zagbayi Nuhu, the state Director General of Protocol, Captain M. Baro, the Director General, Public Affairs, Alhaji Tanko Dada and security officials.
Some of the injured were ferried by the National Emergency Management Agency…
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