Mr Prince Uchenna, a commercial bus driver plying the Mararaba-Wuse route, said the announcement should have been made at least a week before the convention date.
“On my first trip from Mararaba this morning, I spent almost an hour at Bullet Junction because the place was jammed by vehicles making U-turn.
“I would have avoided that road if I heard the announcement you are talking about,’’ he told a NAN correspondent.
Opeifa said that except for the Shehu Shagari Way and its approaches that were restricted, most, if not all other parts of the city, remained calm.
He, however, thanked Abuja residents and road users for heeding “our traffic advisory’’, and solicited continued support and cooperation from them.
“I call on them to continue to obey our traffic management and security officers who are doing their best to keep traffic moving with pride, dignity and honour.
“They have done so and fantastic too,’’ Opeifa said told NAN. (NAN)