Emotions are high on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria's business capital as residents await the campaign trail of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari will be in Lagos on Saturday to campaign for his reelection.Already, the State government has restricted movement on about eighteen major roads across the State to facilitate movement to the campaign venue.
Party loyalists and leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the State have been mobilising their members and other residents as early as Thursday, calling on them to troop out enmasse to welcome the President.
The markets are also witnessing early patronage. Many of those in the markets say they are making early purchases in anticipation of the logjam that may be experienced because of the campaigns this weekend.
The airwaves have also seen increased traffic as many radio stations have been inundated with advert messages welcoming President Buhari to the city of Lagos as well as canvassing for voters to elect candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming election.
Lagos is critical to the electoral fortunes of all the candidates vying to become Nigeria's President.
The State has over six million registered voters and generates over thirty billion naira monthly revenue, much more than the revenue of some other African countries.
This is perhaps the reasons why elections in the state have been hotly contested. Indeed, Lagos is the bride in the eyes of many of Nigeria's politicians and their political parties.
Source: Voice of Nigeria