iexclusivenews reports that the groups, with a numerical strength of one million, marched from the College of Agriculture junction along Jos road to the U-turn linking the Lafia main market along Makurdi road. Carrying several inscriptions which indicated their love and support for Obi.
Wilson Kingsley, the coalition’s secretary, said the people of the state were weary of the All Progressives Congress-led government’s misrule at the federal and state levels, which is why they turned out in large numbers to support the former Anambra state governor.
Peter Obi Candidacy Movement, Women for Peter Obi, Peter Obi Support Network, Peter Obi Ambassadors, Like Minds for Peter Obi, TakeBackNaija, Nigeria Needs Peter Obi, Peter Obi Movement for President, and Associates of Peter Obi are among the support groups he cited.
He said, “These one million supporters are those who belong to the registered 56 groups across the 13 LGAs of the state.” We are not campaigning at the moment because the Independent National Electoral Commission has not given the go-ahead. “What we are doing today is a march to declare our support for Mr. Peter Obi.
“We are supporting him because we believe that he has the capacity and ability to take Nigeria to greater heights.
” We are tired of all the politicians who deceive us every election year, telling us that they will provide good governance, but they never fulfill their promises.
” The present government has completely failed the citizens. They promised to provide security and ensure stability for our economy, but everyone can see what Nigeria has become. Everything in the market has increased in price, but the salaries of workers did not increase. Our children have been at home for almost six months now because universities are on strike, but our leaders are not bothered by the situation because their children do not attend Nigerian schools. We are really tired of bad governance, so we are ready to effect a positive change in the country in 2023 using our permanent voter cards.”
Alexander Emmanuel, State Chairman of the Labour Party, said the one-million-man march was staged to educate the people of the state about the need to elect competent leaders in the 2023 elections, as well as to show other political parties that the Labour Party lacked structure.
He expressed confidence that the party would win the presidential election in 2023 as well as all elective seats in Nasarawa state, saying that locals were weary of terrible administrations and were ready to vote for the party’s candidates in the upcoming elections.
“I accepted the request of the support groups to embark on this sensitization rally because I want the people to understand the need why they should elect credible leaders into office in 2023, and it is also to prove a point to other political parties who always say that our supporters are only on social media.”
“They usually say that our party does not have a structure, but what I understand by the word structure is the people. We are not worried about whatever they are saying because we have the people with us. “In 2023, many of these bad leaders will be shocked because Nigerians are ready and waiting for them with their permanent voter cards,” the LP Chairman said.