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Osinbajo, Tinubu lead APC’s million-man march

Osinbajo, Tinubu lead APC’s million-man march
March 07
18:20 2015
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Yemi Osinbajo, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC and Rauf Aregbesola led thousands of Nigerians in the 1 million man march for change.

The march, which took off at Maryland, Lagos was aimed at pulling support for the party’s change campaign after the return of Muhammadu Buhari from the United Kingdom on Friday.

As early as 8am, many supporters of the party and its presidential and gubernatorial candidates arrived in pockets, eventually massing into a crowd.

Before 9am, the march took off with many APC chieftains in attendance, beginning from Maryland to Ojota towards Ketu back to Teslim Balogun stadium, Surulere Lagos, where it was brought to a close.

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Shitta-Bey and Elesho

Many civil societies and nollywood stars joined in the march, among whom were Remi Shitta-Bey, Ojo Arowosafe (better known as Fadeyi Oloro), and Adewale Adeoye (popularly known as Elesho).

Akinwunmi Ambode, the APC governorship candidate in the state; Adeyemi Ikuforiji, speaker of the Lagos state house of assembly; Lai Mohammed, the APC national publicity secretary; and Dele Alake, director of strategic communication for Buhari Campaign Organisation, were present as well.

Muhammadu Buhari, the APC presidential aspirant; John Oyegun, the party’s national chairman; and Babatunde Fashola, the governor of Lagos state, were conspicuously missing.

Buhari’s absence was due to his trip to Sokoto state, where he visited Shehu Shagari, a former president, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

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11 Comments

  1. otunba
    otunba March 07, 21:54

    This change is important. And its now Nigeria can’t be fooled again by PDP. Heaven, have heard our cry.

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  2. lekside
    lekside March 08, 07:23

    March4buhari. Change we want!

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  3. abbey
    abbey March 08, 08:29

    This is an indication that the required change has finally landed in our dear country. The inconsistent PDP leaders MUST go for good.

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  4. IAmAngry
    IAmAngry March 08, 11:12

    Million march my foot. Doing a rally on a day INEC decided to test run the PVC reader thereby inconveniencing people to access Maryland and it’s environs. I am personally pissed by this cos it affected me not making to the venue after spending several hours in traffic, and I know am not alone in this as it also affected different occasions around Lagos yesterday. If na Jonathan come Lagos now and this happens, APC and FASHOLA will be complaining like the world want to come to and end. Double standard.

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    • ay
      ay March 08, 12:12

      I have been noticing this last person comments for few time why are you so tribal and always criticises you have not been honest don’t destroy the future of your children with ignorance.

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      • MyNameIsYemi
        MyNameIsYemi March 08, 13:59

        AY or whatever you call yourself, you’re very lucky TheCable has strong policy on their comment in terms of abusive comments, if not I would have insult the life out of you. So to air my opinion now is now ignorance, mind you I’m an APC card holder, I voted for FASHOLA twice, but he ended up disappointing us with failed promises. I will never support the administration of GEJ cos he has failed Nigerians too. What I’m after is good gorvernance, and that’s why I will vote for Buhari alone cos I believe he can make a difference, if he doesn’t, come 2019, we will change him too. What my previous comment simply means is that it was a bad timing, wrong day for the APC to hold their million March, a day that was already set aside for a national assignment. So don’t come here and tell me I’m tribalistic or not honest. God bless Nigeria.

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      • Yemi
        Yemi March 08, 14:36

        On the other hand, you’re very very like that for even replying my comment.

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  5. Bonju
    Bonju March 08, 16:43

    Nigerian politics is dominated by selfishness,greed and tribal interests.Ever since this administration started,it had been disrupted by the boko haram whose main goal was to oust this SS president and to usher in a northern president again who had even ruled this country previously.Nigeria is now over 50 years old and had been ruled by the northerners since independence and had always been the most corrupt country in the world even while GMB was the military president Why is it that all the former northern leaders and Obj had failed in bringing about this change untill,it was Gej regime, the first SS president to ever rule the country that this change suddenly becomes so important by the selfish politicians.Are we not supposed to be one Nigeria?

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    • Teejay
      Teejay March 08, 19:58

      Bonju You claimed Boko Haram is responsible for GEJ’s incompetence and they are being sponsored by þhe Ñorth in order to oust the SS president. Are you aware that Boko Haram is also troubling some other African countries? My question ” is APC trying to as well take over governancein these other African countries? Why did GEJ get this people arrested when he knew they were out to topple his government. Please lets be objective in our utterances. We all want Nigeria to be great again but lets at least not be biased on our judgement

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  6. Buki Morgan
    Buki Morgan March 08, 20:35

    APC…BE WARNED, BOLA TINUBU IS NOT AN ASSET TO YOUR PARTY, EVERY TIME HE APPEARS ON YOUR PLATFORM, PEOPLE SHY AWAY, BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH CORRUPTION ANYMORE; which remains what TINUBU is associted with as liked with in the memory of MOST NIGERIANS.

    THE SOONER YOU JETTISON HIM, THE BETTER YOUR ACCEPTABILITY WITH THE NIGERIAN MASSES BE.

    TRY IT OUT FOR ONCE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

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  7. Dan Nigeria
    Dan Nigeria March 09, 03:40

    The organizers showed how unpopular they might have become in Lagos State. One million-man march? At least they still teach numbers in school!

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