‘Obidients’, supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi have trooped out en mass on Saturday, for a rally in the Federal Capital Territory in a campaign for their preferred candidate in the forthcoming election.
The rally commenced at the Unity Fountain and heightened at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
Mr Obi who was currently in Kano while the rally was on in Abuja commended his supporters for turning up in his official tweeter handle.
“I am watching the OBIdients gathered in Abuja and exercising their Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly. I salute you all. I appreciate you all. God bless you all and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the rally had an interesting angle when a newly wedded couple still in their ceremonial outfit joined the ‘Obidient Family March’, with the Labour Party flag in the groom’s hand and the wedding bouquet in the bride’s hand.
“Salute and congratulations to this newly wedded couple in Abuja, whose special day coincided with the Obidient Family March in Abuja; and they marched too!”, Peter Obi said in another tweet.
Supporters had last week staged rallies in Ebonyi and Plateau states, to campaign for the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi who is contesting alongside Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress among many others.
LP reacts on support from Nigerians
Labour Party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure has said the Labour Movement rallies across Nigeria are not surprising because the party boasts of a people-oriented candidate.
“the people must own the process, the people will fund the process because they say he who plays the pipe dictates the tune. And therefore the people are the owners of the party and that is why they are funding these activities”, Abure said in a statement on Saturday.
The party chairman disclosed that the supporters have been contributing financially, while others have also donated buildings thereby actively making them owners of the Labour Party.
Writing by Muzha Kucha; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu