Buhari leads Osinbajo, APC govs to Edo grand rally

MR Anselm Ojezua, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, said President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the party members to Benin, on Tuesday, for the governorship campaign finale.

Ojezua disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Benin, on Monday and said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and all APC governors would be at the event.

He said that the rally would take place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governorship poll in the state will hold on Saturday.

Ojezua said that the National Campaign Council for the election headed by Gov Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State was already in Benin to prepare grounds for the rally.

He said that all arrangements had been concluded to ensure that the event was hitch-free.

“All logistics to ensure free movement of the visitors and party supporters across the state have also been perfected.

“Anytime APC is holding rally, there is always mass mobilisation.

“Once the people know that the president is coming this time around, our people will be so excited to receive him,” he said.

The party chairman called on the people,  irrespective of party affiliation, to come out enmasse to welcome the president and his entourage to the state.

Meanwhile, the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, the venue of the rally is wearing a new look ahead of the event.

When NAN visited the stadium, soldiers and other security operatives took charge to ensure adequate security ahead of the event.

They were also seen at major roads leading in and out of the stadium.