Abeokuta wears new look as Buhari campaign rally holds Monday
Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, is wearing different look ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign to Ogun State on Monday.
Tribune Online who went round the town discovered that billboard, flexes, of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) strategically hung on streetlight posts around the town to the inter-change axis of the Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu had been replaced with that bearing the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo and that of the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Major roads in the town were equally receiving attention while the venue of the campaign rally, the MKO Abiola Stadium and the State cultural centre were given a facelift.
At the time of filing this report, the uncompleted session at the end of the flyover along the IBB Boulevard is being worked upon for smooth ride to the stadium.
Unconfirmed report had it that the replacement of the APM campaign billboards with the APC billboards could not be unconnected with an instruction from Buhari ordering the governor to back down support for his preferred governorship candidate, Hon. Adekunle Akinlade of the APM.
However, adequate security measure is being put in place ahead of the rally with a large number of Policemen deployed to the state.
Policemen in their hundreds were seen within and around the Mobile Police Base (MOPOL 16) at Oke-llewo area of the state, to ensure a hitch-free rally.