Coughauguration: How Borno gov coughed so long, so hard inauguration aborted

May 29, 2019
124 Views
https://nationaldailyng.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/966-Babe-320x100.gif

Borno’s in-coming Gov. Babagana Umara took the oath of office as the 7th democratically elected governor on Wednesday

He was sworn in alongside his deputy, Umar Kadafur, by the Chief Judge of Borno State, Kashim Zanna.

The inauguration, however, had to be cut short after Umara slipped into a coughing rage while reading his speech.

Before the coughing fit began, Umara, a professor, said in his inaugural speech his administration will pursue a 10-point agenda that covers education, security, entrepreneurship, and others.

He wasn’t able to complete the 10-point agenda intro as he was seized by a cough.

Umara tried to choke it back so he could continue his speech, but the cough would not let up until he had to sit down.

Five minutes later, he started to the podium to continue.  Yet his throat wasn’t clear enough to do that.

He started to whoop again so fitfully the audience began to worry.

No water offered—he was fasting.

It was learnt a police officer accidentally let out some tear gas where the governor was.

The old and new deputy governors stood in for him, just to fill in the unnecessary break.  Nothing improved in the coughing seizure until they ended their gigs.

The chief security officer of the occasion had to signal the police band to lead the national anthem, and abort the inauguration.

Post Views: 414

You may be interested

Atiku Says ASUU Strike Will Never Happen Under His Administration
News
2 views
News
2 views

Atiku Says ASUU Strike Will Never Happen Under His Administration

Webby - August 13, 2022

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar says that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)…

Exclusive: Oshoala’s Ballon d’Or Nomination Well Deserved –Dosu
Sports
1 views
Sports
1 views

Exclusive: Oshoala’s Ballon d’Or Nomination Well Deserved –Dosu

Webby - August 13, 2022

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has revealed that Super Falcons star, Asisat Oshoala’s hardwork has paid off as she…

Grandson smashes grandma dead for Indian hemp in Ondo
Crime
1 views
Crime
1 views

Grandson smashes grandma dead for Indian hemp in Ondo

Webby - August 13, 2022

Spread the loveA grandmother was murdered by her grandson at her home in the Labeta at Sabo in the Ondo…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.