Supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, today held rallies across major cities in Nigeria.
Despite warnings by the police against processions at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos, news.ng observed that hundreds of supporters gathered in the area to defy the heavy security presence.
The rallies in Uyo and Delta also witnessed a high turnout of supporters who were seen with placards.
The rallies, this newspaper understands, are planned to drum support for the presidential candidate and disprove the popular opinion that “Obi’s supporters only exist on social media.”
The rallies, however, caused heavy traffic congestion in these areas as supporters were visibly campaigning to road users while moving at snail’s speed.
Meanwhile, Obi has met with Governor Nyesom Wike and Seyi Makinde as part of consultations ahead of the 2023 polls.
Obi, the presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, had dumped the PDP weeks before its presidential primary over attacks from the Rivers state governor.
Recall that Wike had met with Anambra state delegates advising them not to “waste” their votes for Obi as the former governor “will not win the primary election” of the PDP.
Wiike lost out to Atiku Abubakar.