Peter Obi’s supporter’s march in Umuahia
One-million march for Labour party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, held in Jos, the Plateau state capital. Obi’s supporters had gathered at Abia tower axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway, in the early hours of today from where they marched a distance of three kilometers to the Michael Okpara Square entrance of the capital city.
The crowd which slowed down vehicular movement from the expressway also marched through Library Avenue, Akanu Ibiam road popularly known as bank road, while making her way to the city center.
The crowd however enjoyed the cooperation of commercial and private vehicles as their occupants waved in their admiration. Obi’s supporters cut across people from the political class, businessmen, and youths who participated in the march. Some of the supporters carried placards with inscriptions such as, “INEC please allow God to use you,” “OBIdient all the way,” “Vote out bad leaders,” “Nigerians take back your country,” etc.
Displaying their permeant voters’ cards, many of them were chanting “Kerenke Obi,” “We are the structure,” while others were pleading with motorists and passersby to be ‘Obedient.’
One of the supporters told our correspondent, “Honestly, it is more than 5 million man march that Umuahia witnessed today. The youths have caused total traffic gridlock on the major roads as we have trooped out en-mass for the solidarity march for Mr. Peter Obi as president. Umuahia is ‘Obedient.’”