17th September, 2010
Eagle Square, venue of the much awaited declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan for theÂ forthcoming presidential election, was a beehive of activities this morning as eventÂ management consultants and technicians were seen setting up light and sound equipment inÂ readiness for the event.
President Jonathan on Wednesday declared his intention to run for President in the 2011Â election on facebook, a social interactive website.
Since that announcement, handlers of the presidentâ€™s project have gone into overdrive withÂ arrangements to make the event hitch-free.
Stage decorators and designers were also seen planning the dimensions and layout of theÂ stage which is expected to run from the VIP section of the Eagle Square Complex to theÂ centre of the square where it would be elevated to a pavilion for presentation of speechesÂ by dignitaries expected to grace the event.
It will stretch down to the northern section of the complex where entertainers and artistesÂ expected to thrill the audience would have their post.
As at the time of filing this report, flags of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) and thatÂ of the nation were being hoisted around the complex.
Meanwhile, the Jonathan/Sambo Campaign Organisation today boasted at a press confab in AbujaÂ that Jonathan will win two-thirds of the northern states at both the partyâ€™s presidentialÂ primary and the election proper.
â€”Oluokun Ayorinde & Nnamdi Felix/ Abuja