From UK, Lagos To Kaduna, Aba And Edo, Obidients Turned Nigerian Independence Anniversary To Obi-Datti Rally

From UK, Lagos To Kaduna, Aba And Edo, Obidients Turned Nigerian Independence Anniversary To Obi-Datti Rally

By Kelechi Eke, Lagos

Yesterday’s Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary was literally hijacked by Labour Party supporters of Obi-Datti Presidential Ticket, who took over the major streets of Nigeria and London to celebrate their candidate. There has been nothing like it as the various million man marches held simultaneously across Nigeria and London.


It was a sight to behold yesterday as clips of millions of enthusiastic Nigerians trooped out on Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary day to celebrate and display their resolve to support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his vice, Datti Baba-Ahmed, in the 2023 General Elections.

Reports monitored by NewsOrient in Lagos shows that the United Kingdom’s rally which held at Trafalgar Square recorded massive turn out just like the other Obi-Datti rallies held simultaneously in different major cities in all the regions of Nigeria.

On the London march, the report in Thisday live, for example, referred to a statement issued by Ms Asa Blessing-Chijekwu, Global Head, Press, Peter Obi Presidential Global Network (PPGN). It quoted the Coordinator, Dr Michael Chukwujekwu, as saying that about 20 different groups collaborated to organise the rally.

According to the report, Chukwujekwu said the supporters which collapsed under the UK Support Groups Coalition for Peter Obi and Yusuf Datti-Ahmed came from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

“We marched through the major streets of London to Trafalgar Square, Nigeria High Commission and 10 Downing Street.

“October 1 is remembered for our independence from colonial rule and the rally that followed was to ensure that at her 62 years, a credible election is organised in Nigeria come 2023.

“We also used the opportunity to galvanise support for our presidential candidate, Peter Obi, who demonstrated verifiable capabilities, capacity, and public trust with management of public resources.

“It may not be mere coincidence that Nigeria is 62 years old today, and Peter Obi will be 62 years old come 2023, a year of General Election.

“Obi does not have egocentric character and he can rescue Nigeria from its challenges. He has the capacity for productivity, strength, and ability, and he is wanted by majority of Nigerians,” Chukwujekwu said.

He noted that public opinion polls so far conducted ranked him the most popular candidate for the job.

“Nigeria will be united, productive, economics and social amenities as well as infrastructure will work again if Obi emerges.

“Education system will work again. There will be employment and security.

“Mineral resources will be better developed and managed, while power and electricity will be available and sustainable,” he added.

In Nigeria, the rallies were real crowd pullers. The Lagos Rally, in particular, which some people tried to stop, literally locked up the megacity. From Lekki to Ikeja, the Obi-Datti carnival took over the country’s 62nd Independence anniversary.

The report was the same from different cities across all the regions in Nigeria, from Kaduna to Abia and Edo.


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