The Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday bubbled with a lot of activities as residents and the All Progressives’ Congress supporters thronged the venue for the 2019 presidential campaign rally.
The atmosphere was charged with excitement as thousands of people holding brooms sang and chanted APC slogans, while awaiting the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Also, supporters in party attires were waiting as at 11:54a.m waiting for the arrival of the President, while musicians like King Wasiu Ayinde and some other upcoming acts delighted them with various musical renditions.
On ground to welcome the president are Nollywood personalities like Jide Kosoko, Funke Daramola and `Remi Surutu’ were also around, adding spice to the gathering.
Also Market women, youths holding brooms and APC flags danced endlessly to rave songs being dished out by the DJ.
With enthusiasm various interest groups and special groups, including people with disabilities, were in their hundreds chanting “Sai Buhari, Sai Buhari,’’ dancing to music.
Notable politicians present included Sen. Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos-West), a key member of the Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyon, South West APC Woman Leader, Mrs Kemi Nelson, and APC Chairman in Lagos, Alhaji Tunde Balogun.
Mr Tunde Braimoh (Kosofe) and Mr Bisi Yusuf (Alimosho 1) were among some of the state lawmakers present.
On Friday President Buhari had said that God would punish the Peoples Democratic Party for its corrupt activities in the country while in power for 16 years.
Buhari, who is seeking re-election said this when he received both local and international support groups at the State House, Abuja, adding that his administration would continue to prosecute those it can.
He however claimed that on assumption of power in 2015, he approached the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for money and he was told there was no money in the federal coffers.
“Large scale abuse of trust, only God can give them punishment but those we can touch, we will get them prosecuted. We have said properties confiscated should be sold and the money put into the treasury and we will use.
“I have said this for the umpteenth time and I have challenged them to prove me wrong, but in those 16 years of PDP rule, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million barrels by $100 per barrel every day, every week, but when we came on board, the price fell to between $37-38 and hung around $40-$50. I went to the Central Bank of Nigeria governor and asked him for money and he said there is no money.”
Buhari added that PDP has no justification for what it spent the money on as there was no project executed during its reign at the helm of affairs, insisting that he would continue to stand on his principle and would not throw money out for everyone to loot.
“If I didn’t stick to my principle of accountability, I would have been in trouble by now and I have no regrets. Everybody wants to be comfortable, but the most important thing is to live within your means and bear the consequence”.