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Triumphant entry: Tinubu returns to Lagos 12 days after pocketing APC ticket

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Triumphant entry: Tinubu returns to Lagos 12 days after pocketing APC ticket

Triumphant entry: Tinubu returns to Lagos 12 days after pocketing APC ticket
June 19
10:52 2022

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will return to Lagos State today.

He will be hosted by the Lagos State Government at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

This is coming exactly 12 days after he won the party’s ticket, flooring the likes of Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi; Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, amongst others.

Tinubu had in the days following his emergence visited all the contenders for the exalted seat in a bid to solicit their support and build the APC’s unity.

In a statement titled, ‘Welcome Home: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’, by members of the Lagos State Governance Advisory Committee on Saturday, a copy of which was obtained by Sunday PUNCH, they congratulated the presidential flag bearer.

“On behalf of the teeming members of the APC, we welcome home the presidential candidate of the party and Asiwaju of Lagos, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

“Your resounding victory in the presidential primary of the party is a national endorsement, an eloquent testimony of your pan-Nigerian outlook and disposition.

“You were chosen for being a firm believer in the Nigerian project and a tireless advocate of the nation’s prosperity and the general well-being of all, regardless of creed, geography or background.

“Welcome back home, the visioner of a prosperous Lagos, the worthy flag bearer of our great party,” part of the statement read.

Confirming, the spokesman for Tinubu’s campaign, Bayo Onanuga, said he (Tinubu) would be hosted by the Lagos State Government.

“It is true that Tinubu is coming tomorrow (today). He will be hosted by the Lagos State Government and a reception is being arranged for him,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Lagos Traffic Advisory for today, showed that there will be heavy traffic around roads leading to the Presidential Wing of Muritala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos and roads leading to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, which is the venue of the reception.

“Please be informed that some parts of Lagos Metropolis will have heavy vehicular inflow due to the arrival of APC Presidential Candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to Lagos State, and a reception (mass political rally) is planned for him.

“Huge Party Members would be mobilised in the aforementioned routes and the following roads will be congested Surulere, Coker Aguda, Itire/Ikate, Mushin, Odi-Olowo, Yaba, Mainland, Somolu, Bariga, Oshodi-Isolo and Environs,” part of the advisory read.

 

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