Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are in Ekiti State to drum up support for Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the party’s flag bearer in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Governors Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, and Abdul’aziz Yari, who is the Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) are already in Ado
Also already present in Ekiti was Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, head of the party’s reconciliation team.
A source said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State would not be attending the rally.
Among those still expected are Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s national chairman, as well as other members of the National Working Committee (NWC).
The presidency confirmed on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari would be in Ekiti State today for the grand finale rally of the APC.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a text message
“Yes, the President will be in Ekiti for the grand finale rally tomorrow (today),” he said.
President Buhari would meet with leaders of the party before the rally and admonish them on the need to forge a common front so as to secure victory for the party in Saturday’s governorship election.
Security was tight in Ado-Ekiti ahead of the president’s visit as armed policemen have manned strategic areas.
The 30,000 policemen deployed by the Nigerian police for the election had also started arriving as truckloads of uniformed men were seen in several locations on Monday.