Poll: Buhari to lead APC governors to Edo grand rally

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City


President Mohammadu Buhari, his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as well as governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress are expected to storm Benin City, the Edo State capital on Wednesday for the party’s grand rally.


They are to be joined by members of the national leadership of the party for the grand rally that is being put together for the Governorship Election of September 10.


Speaking with journalists in Benin on Monday, the state Chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua said the people are expectant and excited to receive the delegation.


Ojezua said the National Campaign Council for the APC Governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki, Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos state and his team are in Benin to ensure smooth rally.


He said all logistics to ensure free movement of the visitors and party supporters across the state are also be perfected.


The APC chairman, therefore called on all Edo people in respective of party affiliation to come out emass to welcome Mr. President to the state.


Meanwhile, the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in central city of Benin city is wearing a new look ahead of the President Mohammadu Buhari visit to Edo state.


When our reporter visited the stadium, Soldiers, Department of State Security Services, Anti-Riot Policemen and other Security agencies has taken over the stadium and all the major roads leading in and out of Stadium Area.


The Airport, Golf course road, and the Edaiken N’uselu palace where the President and his entourage visit had also been taken over by soldiers and other security agencies.

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