Supporters of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Sunday marched in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, to show their solidarity.
The rally kicked off around 11.30am from the Zik’s Avenue, near the Chinua Achebe’s Stadium, Fegge.
Support for Obi has been growing in recent times especially among young people.
This is coming 24 hours after Obi’s supporters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital; and Makurdi, Benue State capital held rallies.
In Port Harcourt, Obi supporters trooped out in their numbers for what they tagged a ‘two-million-man march’ to rally support for their candidate.
The ‘Obi-dients’, as they are called, defied the heavy downpour, marching from Eleme to Isaac Boro park, suspending vehicular traffic in the process.
The group was addressed by actress, Hilda Dokubo, who repeated the ‘Obi-dient’ slogan of ‘We no dey give shishi, we no dey collect shishi’, to the excitement of the crowd.
A similar scenario played out in Makurdi where one of the ‘Obi-dient’ leaders spoke on why they are mobilising support for Labour Party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“The aim of this one-million march is to create an awareness about Peter Obi. And also to create an awareness about the Labour Party logo,” the leader said. “A lot of people do not know what the Labour Party logo is.”
Obi acknowledged the rallies in a tweet, “We are watching as Port Harcourt, Auchi, Makurdi and Afikpo move OBIdiently today, under the sun and in the rain.
“Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly are protected and must be respected by all. Our labours will never be in vain. I appreciate you all.”