Security has been beefed up in Umuahia the Abia State capital, in preparation for the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice- President Yemi Osibanjo to the state today (Tuesday).
They will be in the state to attend a mega rally of the All Progressives Congress.
The rally will take place at the Umuahia Township Stadium on School Road in thecapital city.
The National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha and other party chieftains from the South-East and across the country are expected to grace the occasion.
As of the time of filing this report, all major entry and exit points to Umuahia were manned by heavily armed and stern-looking security operatives in preparation for the President's visit.
The state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Benedict Godson, who spoke to our correspondent on Monday, said the arrangements had been completed to host the President.