Barely 24 hours after President Mohammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign rally in Lagos, the tankers and trailers that used to line up on Ikorodu Road and beyond, and were cleared for his visit, have made their way back. Thisislagos can report that it is as if they never left and the gridlock, particularly on a Monday morning was as painful as motorists and commuters who daily pass the road remember.
As soon as it became apparent last week that the trucks had been cleared to make way for the President and his All Progressives Congress (APC) cohorts to have a hitch-free campaign, social media erupted with many a Lagosian calling for the head of people at the helm of affairs in the state. Some went as far as saying that it was an insult to the residents, who had all along been groaning under the weight of the behemoths, for the trucks to be cleared overnight for the campaign visit.
Residents could not hide their frustration at the tankers becoming a daily reality only for the same to disappear because of the President’s visit.
Also adding his voice to the matter was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, who had said that the pains of Lagosians was not the priority of the ruling APC in the state.
As at this morning, the tankers, which had earlier been sent to park in Ogere on the outskirts of Lagos in Ogun State, had reached as far as the Alaka area from the Eko Bridge and were on both side of the road.
The road after Buhari’s visit on Monday: