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The Godswill Akpabio Worldwide stadium Uyo, is already stuffed to the brim moments earlier than the flag-off of the APC Nationwide Marketing campaign for the 2019 elections.
The stadium was adorned with posters with inscriptions “Buhari and Ekere Collectively We prosper’’; Subsequent Degree 2019 Buhari and Ekere’’; Sure to Buhari and Ekere; Sen. Owan Eno for 2019 in Cross River State; and `Ete Amedio’ (Papa Welcome)’’.
Different posters together with “APC, Subsequent Degree Nigeria: Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Muhammadu Buhari’’, amongst others have additionally adorned the stadium.
Safety state of affairs is tight in and across the stadium because the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps; the Military, DSS and different paramilitary personnel are on standby to make sure safety and hitch-free marketing campaign.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that every one entrances resulting in the stadium have been cordoned off by safety personnel to make sure a hitch-free marketing campaign flag-off.
Vehicular actions have additionally been restricted across the stadium, whereas autos that conveyed supporters have been parked alongside adjourning streets.
Ambulances are additionally on standby in case of any emergencies.
Totally different cultural troupes from the 31 native authorities areas of Akwa Ibom carry out and chant solidarity songs whilst they await President Buhari’s arrival as at about 2.30 p.m.
Hawkers of varied items, souvenirs, and meals and varied gadgets are additionally having a area day as they promote their wares.
Among the hawkers shout “APC Bread”; “Ekere groundnut”; Buhari “Water melon”; “Buhari mineral”; “Buhari milk”; and “Nsima Ekere egg”, amongst others.
Talking to NAN, Mr Aniekan Nelson who hails from Ikot Abia Ward two in Obot Akara described the occasion as vibrant.
“As you’ll be able to see Akwa Ibom is APC. We are going to give Buhari and Ekere in addition to all APC candidates 100 per cent vote, come 2019 elections,’’ he stated.
Additionally Mrs Inimfon Abasi Nelson, a candidate for Ikot Ekpene/Obot Akara State Constituency, thanked God for making the occasion to carry in Akwa Ibom.
“It’s a privilege for us to have the President flag off the APC Marketing campaign in Akwa Ibom. We’re proud to have him right here” Nelson stated.
She additionally expressed optimism that President Buhari could be re-elected in 2019, whereas Nsima Ekere could be elected as the following governor of Akwa Ibom.
She additionally counseled the individuals of the state for popping out en masse to witness the APC Marketing campaign flag-off.