Akwa Ibom was the place to be yesterday as the Godswill Akpabio Stadium was filled to the brim at the commencement of All Progressives Congress (APC)’s national campaigns for the 2019 elections.
Messages such as Buhari and Ekere Together We Prosper; Next Level 2019 Buhari and Ekere; Yes to Buhari and Ekere; Senator Owan Eno for 2019 in Cross River State; and ‘Ete Amedio’ (Papa Welcome), among others were seen everywhere.
Security was however tight in and around the stadium as the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC); the Army, DSS and other paramilitary personnel were heavily armed to ensure maximum security and hitch-free campaigns.
Reports have it that all entrances leading to and fro the stadium was manned by security personnel to ensure a hitch-free campaign.
Also, moving vehicles were not in sight around the stadium, while cars that conveyed supporters were parked on all available spaces.
Ambulances were also on standby in case of emergencies.
Hawkers of various items, souvenirs, food and others also made lots of sales as the audience patronized beyonf their expectation.
Some of the hawkers shout “APC Bread;” “Ekere groundnut;” Buhari “Water melon;” “Buhari mineral;” “Buhari milk;” and “Nsima Ekere egg,” among others.