At every juncture, tens of thousands of cheering supporters, defying the scorching sun, went into a frenzy at the sight of him. Security personnel were helpless. They had tough time fending off the ecstatic crowd from their principal. But how do you prevent a people from delivering to their son just three harmless but weighty messages: That “he is a goal”, that he has done well and that they will vote to retain him in power? Of course, it was quite impossible and so, the more the security personnel tried to maintain order, the more the crowd burgeoned, increasing in length and breadth, frantically surging forward to have physical contact with him, showering praises on him and pledging total support for his re-election.