President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state, with top members of All Progressives Congress (APC) party to flag off the 2019 presidential campaign.
The special adviser to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmad, made this known through his verified Twitter handle, @Bashirahmaad, on Friday, December 28.
Legit.ng gathers that ahead of the president's arrival, there was a heavy security beef up at the Godswill Akpabio stadium as vehicular movements were restricted around the stadium while vehicles that conveyed supporters were parked along adjourning streets.
It was also gathered that all entrances leading to the stadium were cordoned off by security personnel to ensure a hitch-free campaign flag-off.
Earlier, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that security situation was tight in and around the stadium as the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps; the Nigerian Army, DSS and other paramilitary personnel were on standby to ensure security and hitch-free campaign.
Ambulances were also on standby in case of any emergencies as the stadium was decorated with posters bearing inscriptions like: “Buhari and Ekere together we prosper,’’ "Next Level 2019 Buhari and Ekere’’ among others.
Expressing happiness over the presence of the president in the state, Inimfon Abasi Nelson, a candidate for Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara state constituency, thanked God for making the event to hold in Akwa Ibom.
Nelson said: “It is a privilege for us to have the president flag off the APC campaign in Akwa Ibom. We are proud to have him here.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Akwa Ibom state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) said the appointment of the state citizens into higher political positions was the justification of the massive support and love President Muhammadu Buhari enjoyed from the state.
The party said this ahead of the visit of the president for the flagging off ceremony of APC's 2019 presidential campaign in Akwa Ibom.
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