Sunday, February 5, 2023

Traffic Diversion: APC seeks Lagosians’ cooperation during Tinubu-Shettima rally

The party said traffic would be diverted around
the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of its rally billed for Saturday.

• November 23, 2022
Lagos Presidential Rally

The APC Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC) in Lagos State has sought the cooperation and understanding of residents,  regarding diversion of traffic around the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of its rally billed for  Saturday.

The party said arrangements had been concluded for “an epoch-making carnival- like” rally for the party’s Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Sen. Kashim Shettima.

Senator Ganiyu Solomon, the PCC director general in Lagos state and chairman, Local Organising Committee of APC presidential rally, disclosed this in a news conference on Wednesday.

Mr Solomon said the APC presidential rally had been scheduled to hold on Saturday from  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere.

“The event holds a promise for mass attendance by members of our great party and the general public because of the popularity of our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“I wish to seize this opportunity to invite all our party leaders and members to this epoch-making and carnival – like event as it gives an opportunity for our presidential candidate to address the people on his manifesto aptly tagged: ‘RENEWED HOPE’.”

According to him, as a responsible political party, it is imperative to seek the cooperation of members of the general public as regards the need for temporary diversion of traffic and mass movement of supporters within the vicinity of the rally.

He urged all participants to be of good and peaceful conduct, assuring that, “the Nigerian Police Force, LASTMA and other law enforcement agencies will be fully mobilised to ensure an event devoid of the security infractions and traffic disruptions.”

On the anticipated number of supporters at the rally, Mr Solomon said the committee was expecting a “full house” of supporters, hence the plan not to leave any stones unturned to make sure the exercise was hitch-free.

In his remarks, Cornelius Ojelabi, the APC chairman in Lagos state, said that a mammoth crowd of Mr Tinubu’s supporters and party members would attend the rally without being coerced, saying residents would show their love for the presidential candidate.

Mr Ojelabi said adequate arrangements had been made for a peaceful and successful rally.

The National Youth Leader of APC, Dayo Israel, said the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), party officials, support groups and members were all excited to come to Lagos state  for the rally.

“We are all turning up for Asiwaju. We can show to the whole world that Lagos is for Asiwaju. Lagos is going to set the pace for all other states to follow,” Mr Israel said.

The event was attended by members of the PPC in Lagos state, APC’s state executive committee and other leaders and chieftains of the party. 

(NAN)

We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Peter Obi Credit Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo

Politics

Cash Crunch: Peter Obi begs Nigerians to bear with Buhari regime

The Labour Party candidate threw his weight behind the currency redesign, saying that the exercise has long-term economic benefits.

An image Anambra Fire Service Truck

States

Anambra recorded 119 fire outbreaks in 2022: Official

The fire incidents were attributed to careless handling of fires and other inflammable materials.

Tukur Buratai, Bola Tinubu

Politics

Ex-army chief Buratai solicits support for Tinubu, APC

“The foundation laid in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari must be carried on,” Mr Buratai said.

Pervez Musharraf

World

Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf is dead

Mr Musharraf died in a Dubai hospital after a prolonged illness, military sources confimed on Sunday.

Hot season

Health

Kano, Katsina govts express readiness to handle disease outbreak during hot season

Both government said they had set up committees on the outbreak of diseases, and had stocked their health facilities with drugs and vaccines.

Flooding in Bayelsa

NationWide

Rainy Season: Edo, Delta, Bayelsa express readiness to mitigate flooding

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency says Nigerians would suffer flash and riverine flooding in 2023, especially those living in floodplain areas.