Abakaliki the Ebonyi State capital on Wednesday witnessed heavy presence of security operatives deployed to strategic positions to maintain law and order as President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to campaign for votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the operatives were already at their respective positions at 7 a.m.
They included officers from the Nigerian Army, the Police, Directorate of State Security and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Also on ground were officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who were observed controlling vehicular traffic within the city and its environs.
President Buhari was in Ebonyi for the APC Presidential campaign rally, he had performed similar functions on Tuesday in Imo and Abia.
NAN also reports that standard routes lined for the president’s visit were blocked, while vehicular movements were restricted.
According to NAN, markets within the precincts of the Township Stadium, venue of the rally were closed for business during the president’s visit.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Ogbuoji Vanguard for Change and Good Governance, Mr Steven Nwankwor has called for support for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nwankwor, a campaign coordinator for the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state, said that Buhari’s administration had provided massive job opportunities, revived the railway, tackling corruption, youth’s restiveness and other social vices in the society.
Nwankwor made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the venue of the APC presidential rally on Wednesday in Abakaliki.
Mr Donatus Nweke, a resident applauded the revitalization of the railways to enhance movement of people, goods and services across states.
He called for the rehabilitation of the rail line in Ebonyi to facilitate the transportation of agricultural produce to other states of the federation.
“We expect as he comes today all these issues will be treated,” Nweke said.
Mrs Ngozi Eze, a trader called for improvement in electricity and water supplies in the state in order to boost business concerns in the area.
“We want him to look into electricity and water, we are suffering in these areas,” Eze said. (NAN)