Lagos, southwest Nigeria was this morning locked down as President Goodluck Jonathan began his 2015 re-election campaign on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS). All major roads leading to Lagos Island and its environs experienced serious traffic congestion as early as 7:00 a.m. Some routes were blocked in order to restrict vehicular movements on the Island as a result of the presidential campaign. There was gridlock from Oworonsoki all through the Third Mainland Bridge down to the venue.CMS, Marina, Victoria Island, Ojuelegba and Yaba equally experienced the serious traffic situations.Heavy security presence was witnessed at the venue with the Nigerian Army, police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, DSS etc manning strategic locations in and around the TBS.
Police officers are seen in some locations diverting motorist to take alternative routes. Lagos state will today be at a standstill, as Nigerians from all walks of life storm Tafawa Balewa Square for the kick-off of President Goodluck Jonathan presidential campaign. The first in the series of campaigns for the re-election bid of the president in February 14 will see Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful, state executives, party executives from the national to state and local government levels, loyalists and members in attendance. President Jonathan is expected to, at the event, not only declare his manifesto to Nigerians for votes and why he remains the best choice for Nigeria, but will also reel out his achievements as basis for his decision to run for a second term.