All is set for a rousing welcome for President Goodluck Jonathan as his campaign train rolls into Abia State on Friday in continuation of his quest for a re-election.
Jonathan is expected to flag off not only his presidential campaign in Abia but also the governorship campaign of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Addressing journalists yesterday on the preparations for the presidential campaign rally, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Anthony Agbazuere, said Abia was set to give Mr. President the best rally so far.
“This is going to be the mother of all rallies given that Mr. President is our in-law and has performed very well,” he said, adding, “Abia is happy with him.”
Agbazuere noted that Jonathan has become the most distracted president yet he has performed beyond expectation and Nigerians should show appreciation to a leader who has demonstrated enough commitment to develop the nation.
He said the presidential campaign entourage expected in the state, would include First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, among other National Working Committee (NWC) members of the ruling party.
Speaking with THISDAY, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, Mr. Geoffrey Ogbonna, said the Force was ready to provide maximum security both before and after the presidential rally.