UPDATE: President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted nomination to contest for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The over 7000 delegates had converged in Abuja to ratified the results of the presidential primaries held across the country.
President polled a total vote of of 14,842,072 votes to emerged the winner of the presidential primaries.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that security is tight in and around the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) where delegates are expected to ratify Muhammadu Buhari's return ticket
At least 7,000 delegates from all over the country gathered at the venue to ratify the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s flag bearer for next year’s presidential election.
All roads leading to the venue were shut to vehicular traffic by combined teams of heavily armed security personnel.The agencies involved include: the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army.
President Buhari accepted accepted the nomination as the sole candidate of the APC for the 2019 election.
The convention ground also played host to a role call of APC party chieftains who are also backing the president to run for a second term since he signified his intention to seek for re election in 2019.
President total votes at the primaries is shown below making the sole winner to seek re-election
President Buhari accepts nomination having been ratified by the delegates
Programme of events of the APC national convention
Delegates numbering 7000 are expected to endorse Buhari at the convention
Fashola, Ambode and APC governorship candidate in Lagos Jide Sanwo-Olu at the convention
APC national leader Bola Tinubu
Delta state delegates
Ekiti delegates came in their large numbers
Governor of Kogi state Yahaya Bello addresses delegates at the convention
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.
As at the time of filing this report at 2:30pm, the event had yet to start.
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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.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the national executive committee of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo youths (worldwide) led by Kingsley Dozie said the members would only vote for candidates who would restructure and introduce policies that would improve lives of Nigerians.
NAIJ.com is also reporting the Peoples Democratic Party convention holding in Port Harcourt.
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