The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa shortly after his arrival in Benin for the All Progressives Congress (APC) mega rally.
The meeting which lasted for about 40 minutes, was held behind closed doors at the palace of Erediauwa, who is also the Edaiken of Uselu.
Members of his entourage included Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State and the, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, among others.
NAN reports heavy security presence around the Benin Airport, Stadium road and adjoining streets ahead of the grand finale of the party’s governorship rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
A combined team of operatives from the Police, Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen at strategic locations within the Edo capital, to provide maximum security during the rally.
Also, security vehicles were seen patrolling the airport road while Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel and its special road marshals were seen controlling traffic.
NAN further reports that heavily armed Mobile Police officers were seen within and around the stadium, venue of the rally, with party supporters trooping out in large numbers