The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) held its 2023 campaign rally for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu/Kashim Shettima in Lagos state on Saturday, November 26.
For the APC's presidential candidate, this rally is the biggest and stands as a sort of homecoming celebration for him after he emerged as the winner of the ruling party's presidential primary election in June.
Knowing the magnitude and importance of the campaign, the APC sent a travel advisory to residents earlier in the week on the traffic ahead of this historic day, to avoid the stress of gridlock on major roads in the state.
Already, some dignitaries of the APC have started trooping into the Teslim Balogun stadium, the venue of the party's presidential rally.
Those sighted by Legit include the chairman of the party in Lagos, Collenius Ojelabi, and the director general of the campaign council in Lagos, Senator Ganiyu Solomon.
Tinubu's rally: Jagaban speaks
The man of the moment, Tinubu, started his speech with a song sending a warning signal to his opponents.
"I am indeed grateful to God for giving us today.
"This is a broom revolution.
"I don't think anything is missing here today. We are going to continue progressive govt in 2023."
He said Atiku has been running since 1999 and came to Nigerians who gave him a chance in 2007.
"I want you to teach him a moral lesson at the poll with your votes
"The PDP was in govt for 16 years, they gave you estimated bills, they did not remember Badadry road, East-West road among others.
"They are ingrates. You can see all our governors here, they are behind me."
He also urged the youths to collect their PVC and vote for APC in the forthcoming elections.
Tinubu's rally: APC national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, speaks
The APC national chairman, Adamu Abdullahi, having taken over the stage, said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is the president in the making.
Tinubu's rally: Gbajabiamila gives speech
The speaker of the House of Representatives has mounted the stage to give his speech on the presidential ambition of Tinubu.
"This is not the real campaign, we are to showcase ourselves and you can see everybody is BATified.
"Tinubu is the greatest politician in modern-day democracy."
Gbajabiamila asked the crowd to tell people that Tinubu stands tall among other presidential candidates.
He added that Tinubu is the man of the moment who has invested so much in Nigeria's democracy in the last 30 years.
The APC chairman and the party NWC mounting the podium for address
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi who is the chairman Progressives Governors Forum urged the electorates to vote en masse for Tinubu.
He said all 22 APC governors are solidly behind Tinubu because they believe strongly in his capacity to turn things around.
"There is no other presidential candidate who can stand near Tinubu in terms of capacity and intelligence."
The Campaign DG, Governor Lalong, other governors are mounting the podium for his address
The APC's presidential campaign director-general, Governor Simeon Lalong, and other governors are mounting the podium for his address.
Lalong noted that Tinubu is the Jagaban of Nigeria.
"I am overwhelmed by the crowd I met here today and I don't know if you see what I saw. I saw fish jumping out of the water to celebrate Asiwaju."
Lalong said Asiwaju is a winner already as he asked the crowd to sing a signature song for Tinubu - "On your mandate, we shall stand."
He is the best man for the job that is why everywhere you go, you will see people saying Jagaban
He urged Lagosians to vote en masse for Tinubu, saying charity begins at home.
"Don't be deceived by some candidate who would give wrong statistics and wrong figures."
The governor said with Tinubu, Nigeria would have cause to rejoice.
"Tinubu is Nigeria's next president" - Governor Sanwo-Olu declares in opening speech
The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has arrived at the venue of Tinubu's campaign rally.
In his opening speech, Governor Sanwo-Olu boasted that his predecessor, Tinubu, will be the next president of Nigeria.
"Thank you Asiwaju for giving us this platform we are building on.
"He is the right man for the job in all aspects.
"He is a man with all it takes to take Nigeria to the Promised Land.
"I want to welcome all of us to the city of Asiwaju for coming here in large numbers."
Gbenga Daniel arrives venue of Tinubu's campaign rally
Former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel just arrived at the venue of the presidential campaign rally of Tinubu.
Shouts of Asiwaju rent air as supporters struggle to catch glimpse of him
The shouts of Asiwaju, Jagaban rent the air as supporters try to catch a glimpse of the APC presidential candidate.
Tinubu finally arrives venue of presidential camapaign rally
Security agents display dexterity as Jagaban arrives at Teslim Balogun Stadium.
Anticipation soars as Tinubu's is set to storm venue of his campaign
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is expected to arrive with his entourage any moment from now at the venue of his presidential campaign rally, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos states.
Nollywood actors turn Tinubu's campaign to carnival with thrilling acts with songs
The rally has turned into a carnival as the Nollywood actors thrill the supporters and invited guests with hilarious songs.
Former speaker Patricia Olubunmi Etteh arrives venue
Former speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Olubunmi Etteh just arrived.
Lagos will be hot
Joe Igbokwe, a dyed-in-the-wool supporter of Tinubu, on his Facebook page on Saturday, November 26, noted that Lagos state will be hot because of the much-awaited campaign rally.
"Lagos go hot today oooooo."
Tinubu's Lagos campaign: Teslim Balogun stadium packed full of APC supporters
More supporters are entering the main bowel of the Teslim Balogun stadium which is almost full to its full capacity.
Members of the Lagos state Assembly and the NWC of the APC in the state have arrived at the venue in anticipation of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the national exco of the party.