In order to neutralise the effect of Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Lagos, chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by former Governor Bola Tinubu and Governor Babatunde Fashola, will hold a one-million-man march.
The Lagos State coordinator of the APC Campaign Organisation, James Faleke, made the information public on March 4, 2015 while speaking with journalists in Lagos.
He said that the walk would begin from Maryland through Allen Avenue and end at Alausa, behind the Ikeja City Mall.
“In order to psychologically prepare the minds of our voters and give a psychological defeat to the opposition, we are planning a one-million-man march on Saturday by 8a.m. It will commence at Maryland through Allen Avenue and will end behind Shoprite, Alausa."
According to Punch, the walk will be inaugurated by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. It will be led by Governor Fashola, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, the Lagos State APC governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, and the vice-presidential candidate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
Faleke stressed in his statement that the APC was not intimidated by Jonathan’s visits to the state. He even expressed his assurance that the President would not get majority of the votes in Lagos even if he relocated to the state.
In his opinion, the APC would win in at least 26 states of the federation in the upcoming general elections.
“By God’s grace, we shall win a minimum of 26 states. Mr. President knows this and that is why he has been coming to the South-West. He spent five days in Lagos distributing dollars. Unknown to him, the people have made up their minds not to vote for him.
“Why is he just coming to the South-West to distribute tax payers’ money?”
The legislator further wondered why the President started fighting insecurity only six weeks to the election.
“We thank God for the achievements of the military in recent times. The question is what they refused to do in six years, they woke up after seeing that Nigerians were ready for this change and decided to embark on retracing their steps within three weeks.
“What was amiss before is that the Nigerian military which is respected worldwide could not handle common insurgents in six years but in just three weeks, they have been able to come out and do well?”
Meanwile, Governor Fashola, has recently also urged the people of Lagos to reject U.S. dollars and other incentives being shared by the PDP as inducement in its desperation to win elections in the state.