Ogun State announced the closing of a few major roads in Abeokuta, the state capital, as part of the events welcoming Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate.
Tinubu is expected to campaign at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta, on Wednesday.
Consequently, the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement, TRACE, has told the public that “there will be traffic rerouting inbound and outbound the stadium axis by 7 am, with the NNPC flyover bridge condoned off for road users and traffic diverted underpass.”
A statement by TRACE spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, informed that “alternative routes and parking spaces will be mapped out and supervised by security and safety officials.”
Akinbiyi disclosed that vehicles entering Abeokuta via the Sagamu Interchange-Laderin-Okemosan axis would experience a traffic diversion at NNPC to the right towards Abiola-Way-Leme-Iyana/Mortuary.
NNPC will be used as a detour to the right toward Abiola-Way-Leme Junction, where all buses traveling to Abeokuta via the Sagamu Interchange for the campaign rally will also be diverted. From there, they will make a U-turn to the left and travel to the stadium via the street next to the Providence Hotel.
The TRACE spokesman said, “there will be no access road for vehicles coming from Iyana/Mortuary towards NNPC, except those scheduled for the campaign rally.”
Meanwhile, Akinbiyi disclosed that TRACE and other security and safety agencies would be properly positioned to prevent gridlocks on all routes to and fro the stadium, and to man all parking spaces around the stadium premises.
Pleading with the public and road users for their understanding and cooperation, he assured that the strategy would minimize delay and ensure effective integrated traffic management along the routes.