In his address, following signings by more than 70 presidential candidates, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku, quoted former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that his ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian.
As of the time of filing the report, there was no official confirmation of the number of people that died. Many others were injured.
The APC presidential rally was held at the Amiesimaka Stadium.
"It is indeed a great tragedy that Nigerians who have important roles to play in shaping the future of the country and had come to see and hear from us how hard their government is working to build a Nigeria of their dreams, would meet their end in this unfortunate circumstance".
Buhari, who took power in a military coup in 1983 and was ousted in another coup before waiting nearly three decades to be eventually elected president, relies more on the government and public sector and is suspicious of investment, both domestic and foreign, says financial analyst Bismarck Rewane.
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President Muhammadu Buhari's party has issued a stern warning to the United States and other foreign allies for allegedly making "unguarded" public statements ahead of Nigeria's presidential polls this weekend.
It is instructive to note that Mr. President was pelted in Abeokuta barely 24 hours after his Zamfara state rally on Sunday, where he attempted to incite Nigerians to join the APC in their planned resort to violence to derail the 2019 general election, the statement continued.
The deaths raise concerns about crowd management at political rallies as Nigeria gets ready for general elections.
The statement said: "President Clinton appreciates General Abdulsalami Abubakar and the Nigerian National Peace Committee's invitation to travel to Nigeria".