Supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Get together, Mr Peter Obi, on Saturday, staged a mega rally within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The supporters comprised entertainers, members of a coalition of help teams and different people, majorly younger folks.

The rally started from the Unity Fountain and the Millennium Park within the Central Enterprise District of the FCT by means of the town centre to the Metropolis Gate alongside the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport Highway.

On the rally, a brand new socio-political phrase, ‘Obicracy’, was unveiled.

Based on the supporters, ‘Obicracy’ is a system the place the lots select a reliable chief with out construction over incompetent leaders with buildings.

Singer, Charles Oputa, popularly often called Charly Boy; Nollywood actor, Kenneth Okonkwo; and a spoken phrase artiste, Uche Chukwumerije, had been among the many crowd.

Officers and males of the Nigeria Police Drive and the Federal Highway Security Corps had been readily available to make sure the protection of lives and property through the rally.

Okonkwo, a former member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, famous that the march was for the liberty of Nigerians

He said, “We’re right here to march for our freedom. Freedom finally! Prior to now, Nigerians had been residing in bondage. However we’re now not residing in bondage; we’re free.

“Sufficient of those outdated males spoiling our destinies. They’ve spoiled their very own destinies; they can not spoil our personal destinies. We’ve waited sufficient for them. We will now not wait.

“We’re taking our destinies in our fingers. Nigeria ought to be one of many first on the earth, however these evil leaders wish to make us final and we’re saying no to them.”

There was additionally euphoria when a newlywed couple stormed the rally to indicate their help for Obi.

The groom, who recognized himself as Desmond Adamson, said that he couldn’t afford to overlook the rally even if it coincided together with his wedding ceremony.

“Figuring out that at present, which is my wedding ceremony, occurs to even be the day for the Obidient motion, I advised myself that after church service, my companion and I might come straight to affix the rally,” he mentioned.

The bride, Mrs Adamson, additionally famous that she and her husband wish to have children in a rustic that was freed from violence.

“We wish to have children in a rustic that’s free from violence, insecurity, poverty and hardship. That’s the reason I mentioned I have to be right here at present to lend my help to the Obidient motion,” she mentioned.

Equally, members of 32 teams, on Saturday, staged what they termed a five-million-man march for Obi in Kano.

One of many coordinators of the 32 teams, Onyekachukwu Godwin, described Obi’s mandate as divine and never strange.

Based on him, youths of their hundreds voluntarily assembled in Kano to precise their help for Obi, who was within the metropolis to hunt royal blessings from the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, to emerge as Nigeria’s subsequent President.

In a associated improvement, hundreds on Saturday rallied in help of the Peter Obi/Ahmed Datti presidential ambition after an preliminary hiccup with the police.

The group made up of younger folks trooped out in massive numbers and gathered on the Stella Obasanjo Multi-Function Corridor junction alongside Ajase-Ipo Highway in Ilorin with branded T-shirts and posters of the presidential candidate and his working mate.

Policemen engaged the organisers of the rally and a few members in an extended dialogue earlier than later permitting the supporters to march in the direction of the Offa storage roundabout space.

The Kwara State Coordinator of the Coalition of Obi Assist Teams, Mr Aloysius Nwora, mentioned the rally was in solidarity with the political aspirations of Obi.

Talking on the preliminary hiccup with the safety operatives, he defined that the group sought approval from the police to avert potential hijacking of the peaceable rally.

Nwora said, “We wrote to the safety companies to tell them about this rally, however sadly, early this morning, we bought info that we must always not maintain the rally.

“We insisted that it is a peaceable rally and never a political marketing campaign, and right here we’re, though this will function a discouragement to some those that haven’t come right here this morning.

“However, I imagine they’ll quickly be becoming a member of us as we’re marching on. We’ve put in each association for this rally and remorse the little delay that occurred.”

Additionally talking, the state Coordinator for the Peter Obi Youth Vanguard and Secretary for the Coalition of Peter Obi in Kwara State, Omoniyi Idowu, mentioned, “We’re solely right here for a solidarity rally as a result of as our slogan goes, we’re obidiently helpful; we’re not right here to disturb the peace of the folks within the state.

“The presence of law enforcement officials of their numbers is simply to intimidate us, as a result of I used to be one of many individuals that signed the letter submitted to the safety companies to intimate them to this rally at present.”

The Police Public Relations Officer within the state, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, mentioned, “We noticed them gathered and so they claimed that they wished to march for Peter Obi of the Labour Get together.

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