Tight Security As APC Holds National Convention In Abuja

Tight security as APC holds National Convention in Abuja Security is tight in and around the Eagle Square, Abuja, as the National Convention o

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Tight security as APC holds National Convention in Abuja

Security is tight in and around the Eagle Square, Abuja, as the
National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gets
underway.

At least 7,000 delegates from all over the country are expected
to gather at the venue to ratify the candidacy of President
Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s flagbearer for next year’s
presidential election.

Newsmen report that all roads leading to the venue have been shut
to vehicular traffic by combined teams of heavily armed security
personnel.

The agencies involved include: the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria
Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Department of State
Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army.

Safety and emergency services such as the Federal Road Road
Safety Corps (FRSC), the FCT Vehicle inspection Office (VIO) and
the Federal and FCT and Fire Services are also taking part in the
exercise.

Traffic is being diverted at major intersections several metres
away from the venue on both sides of the Ahmedu Bello and Shehu
Shagari Ways, and adjoining routes leading to the Eagle Square.
Organisers putting finishing touches to decorations at the venue.
As at the time of filing this report at 2:30 p.m, the event had yet
to start.

But the stage is set inside the Eagle Square where organisers are
putting finishing touches to decorations on canopies and chairs
prepared for delegates.

Meanwhile, hawkers and other traders have taken over the
Federal Secretariat car park behind the square and roadsides
outside the security perimeter around the venue, displaying their
wares for customers.

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