There was a heavy presence of police, men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, the venue of the Yoruba Nation Mega Rally on Saturday.

Also sighted at the venue were men of Amotekun Corps, who were positioned at a strategic spot, apparently to prevent participants from accessing the venue.

While our correspondent left the venue around 9am, none of the organisers of the rally had arrived in the area.

But the participants later regrouped under November 27 Bridge along Osogbo/Gbongan Road, Osogbo.