APC presidential primary: Police divert traffic on routes around Eagles Square

THE Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has announced the diversion of traffic on routes around the Eagles Square, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election which is coming up in Abuja between Monday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 8.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Command, Josephine Adeh, made this known in a statement.

“Given the above, to effectively police the territory within the period in view and beyond, an all-encompassing security deployment has been made. Notable amongst the apparatus of this security arrangement is the emplacement of traffic diversions at strategic places around the event ground as follows:

“Goodluck Ebele Jonathan by Court of Appeal point, Behind Court of Appeal, ECOWAS by Women Affairs, Finance, Behind Foreign Affairs, Kur Mohammed by National Mosque, Benue Plaza, NITEL Junction, Phase 3, NNPC Tower.

“Ceddi Plaza bridge, Gana by Transcorp, DSS Headquarters, Phase 1, NASS Junction, Bullet, Bayelsa House,” the statement said.



    Adeh noted that there would be security presence at the traffic points to enhance ease of transportation and urged residents to desist from violent acts during the exercise.

    “The deployment is also characterised by heavy visibility policing as would be witnessed at the various traffic control points to aid the free flow of traffic, Stop and Search, and vehicular and foot patrol among many others.

    “The Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday Psc. while registering the Command’s unflinching commitment to the sustenance of the relative peace and onward march against crime and criminality in the Territory, urged all and sundry to shun all forms of violence in the period in view and beyond,” the statement added.

    The APC presidential primary election was originally set for May 29-30, but was rescheduled following the extension of deadline for conclusion of the exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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