The traffic situation in the metropolis of Lagos worsened on Saturday when the Presidential Campaign of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, held its rally.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the rally is for APC presidential candidate, tinubou ball and his running mate, Kashim Shettima ahead of the 2023 general election.
The event, which brought together APC leaders, members, support groups in Lagos and contingents from neighboring south-west states, caused a traffic jam on Ikorodu Road, with Funso Williams Ave and the Surulere axis badly affected.
NAN reports that Tinubu’s supporters walked excitedly due to congestion to access the venue, which was manned by a heavy security presence.
Dozens of campaign vehicles, mostly BRT, commercial buses and private cars, which brought party supporters to the rally site, were parked on the main thoroughfares.
The main bowl of the stadium had been filled to capacity and the venue facilities since noon.
Although the demonstration had not yet started at the time of reporting, many supporters, who despite the blazing sun, were still struggling to enter the venue.
Thousands of supporters dressed in various campaign clothes, T-shirts and caps of different colors busied themselves blowing trumpets, waving brooms, hoisting flags and other symbols of the party.
Already seated in the venue were APC presidents from the southwestern states, executives and party leaders, candidates, legislators,
Others are the wife of Lagos State Governor Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, the wife of Lagos State Deputy Governors Oluremi Hamzat, former Governor Olusegun Osoba de Ogun, former Lagos Deputy Governor Idiat Adebule, other dignitaries and various groups. support.
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NAN reports that popular Fuji star Wasiu Ayinde and other hip hop musicians entertained fans in a live performance at the event to the admiration of the participants.
Also at the event were Nollywood stars such as Yinka Quadri, Saheed Balogun, Eniola Ajao, Modupe Daramola, Taiwo Hassan, Terry G, among others.
The campaign site had tight security measures, as security agencies and ad hoc security personnel were strategically located at the different access points.
Security agencies ensured a thorough search for the APC supporters before allowing them entry. (YAYA)