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Traffic snarls expected for APC Lagos rally

2015-01-30 09:54
A poster of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) has been covered with a poster of leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari along the  ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - The Lagos State Government has announced traffic management measures to ensure minimum disruption of traffic flow during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally slated for today.

According to government officials, the early morning Friday traffic will not be affected likewise the afternoon traffic but heavy traffic was expected around Lagos especially along Funsho Williams, Eko Bridge, Ikorodu Road, the entire Surulere and the Teslim Balogun Stadium Area.

Priority will be given to pedestrians and mass transit vehicles conveying people to the rally.

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Vehicular traffic (non-rally related) would be diverted from Funsho Williams at Ojuelegba towards Itire to link Ogunlana Drive to connect Eko Bridge via Bode Thomas, Eric Moore and Adelabu as at when necessary, while from Eko Bridge, traffic would be diverted to Ojuelegba, Agege Motor Road and Ikorodu Road via Costain, Eric Moore, Bode Thomas, Adelabu and Ogunlana Drive, Itire Road, Mabo, Fashoro and Bishop Street all in Surulere or better still to use the Third Mainland Bridge, officials of the state transport ministry said.

The State Government regretted any inconveniences and directed all relevant traffic agencies to ensure free flow of traffic. It also appeals to residents to tune to Lagos Traffic Radio 96.1 FM for traffic information every 15 minutes.

“The State Government appeals for caution and cooperation from all road users by obeying all traffic regulations and ensuring traffic flow during the campaign period.”

APC is seen offering the ruling stiff competition to the ruling People’s Democratic Party in next month’s elections.

Lagos is the former’s stronghold.

- CAJ News
Read more on: apc  |  lagos state  |  2015 elections  |  politics

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