The APC Presidential Primaries will take place today, Wednesday December 10th, in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
The aspirants vying for the party’s ticket are: Publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah, Former Head of State, Mohammadu Buhari, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and Governors of Kano and Imo States, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Rochas Okorocha.
In preparation for the event, the Lagos State Government has issued a statement via its Facebook page, advising residents about the traffic conditions they should expect around the area today:
Due to the All Progressive Congress (APC) national convention holding on Wednesday 10th December, 2014 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, vehicular movement around the venue will be affected and congestion expected especially along, Funso williams /Western avenue Surulere, Yaba, Alhaji Masha, and Costain areas.
Vehicles to Surulere
• Vehicles From Lagos Island to Surulere will be directed to exit at Costain to link Surulere Via Eric Moore
• Vehicles From Ikorodu Rd, Mushin, Yaba and The Mainland to Surulere will be directed at Ojuelegba to link Surulere via Itire- Lawanson road or at Iponri Via Bode Thomas
Vehicles From Surulere
• Vehicles to Agege motor road, Mushin and Ikorodu road from Surulere will be diverted to Bode Thomas, Eric Moore, Akerele Road, and Itire Lawanson rd to link Western Avenue and Agege motor road at Ojuelegba round about.
Vehicles to Lagos Island
• Vehicles from Surulere, Alhaji Masha and Shitta area to Lagos Island and Apapa will be diverted to Bode Thomas and Eric moore to link Eko Bridge.
Diversion and partial closure
The following roads will be partially closed or diverted;
• Funsho Williams/ Western Avenue Road from Olumegbon to national stadium
• Funsho Williams/ Western avenue road from Alaka to National stadium
• Alhaji Masha Road from Shitta roundabout to Alaka
• Shitta flyover
• Parking will be available only at the national stadium.
Pedestrian access to the convention venue will be restricted to only
• Accredited APC members,
• Accredited observers
• Accredited media personnel
Bus shuttles and taxis will be available from hotel and airport to the convention venue
For more information contact:
GM LASTMA (engr. Babatunde Edu 08029728271), MD LAGBUS ( Tunde Disu 07041446001)
Comrade Kayode Opeifa (08075005411)
Honorable Commissioner for Transportation, Lagos State