The All Progressives Congress (APC) Change Train will make a grand stopover in Lagos today, Friday, 30th January, 2015, in continuation of the party’s nationwide presidential campaign to spread the message of change to Nigerians across the country ahead of next month’s general elections.
The progressives’ train, which has traversed the geo-political blocks in the country, has shown Nigerians the preparedness to provide the missing link in the country’s quest to get better and progress as a nation so that it can quickly assume the leadership on the African Continent, the emerging market.
Bearing in its coaches are such prominent Nigerians as the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun; its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari; and his running mate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; and Governors of APC states, among others.
A statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Lateef Ibirogba, said the train will coast at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, where the host Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, will be on hand to receive the eminent dignitaries.
He urged Lagosians and, indeed, all Nigerians to come early to grace the occasion assuring that adequate security would be available to take care of participants.
Like in other such rallies, both at the national and state levels, the theme of today’s rally will focus on the need for change at the centre, and the manifesto of the party, which contains its numerous programmes and strategies aimed at sanitizing the country and taking it to the next level for the benefit of all Nigerians, will be unveiled to for the buy-in of Lagosians who are expected to give it a critical analysis and take ownership of it.
The mega rally, which takes off from 10.00 a.m., will also have in attendance party leaders, supporters and sympathizers from across the countries, who have been advised to cooperate with traffic officials to aid their movement and to report any issues to officials for assistance.