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Lagos Commuters Groan Under Traffic Gridlock As PDP Kicks Off Presidential Campaign


By Ayo Balogun, Lagos – Expectedly, the official flag off of President Goodluck Jonathan campaign Thursday in Lagos has resulted in heavy traffic on some axis in the metropolis especially towards the Island – the venue of the campaign rally.

Our correspondent said Ikorodu road, Western Avenue, Eko Bridge and Oworonshoki axis this morning experienced serious gridlocks due to more traffic inflow and roadblocks mounted by security operatives.

Unlike relatively light traffic witnessed early Thursday morning both inward and outward Island via the Third mainland bridge, the traffic has now gradually built up to a standstill inward Island from Iyana Oworoshonki to Obalende; Western avenue – Eko bridge to Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan area – the venue of the South West PDP Presidential campaign official take off.

Given the terrible experience encountered, our correspondent reports that some Island-bound commercial buses have temporarily changed their route, leaving few drivers on the route, a situation that signaled sudden hike in fares.

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