Some supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi on Saturday shut down the capital city of Anambra State, Awka, in a solidarity march.
The supporters, who are members of a coalition of support groups in Anambra State drumming support for the former governor, carried different placards and banners.
Obi was a former governor of Anambra State and was adjudged to have turned around the fortunes of the state during his eight-year term.
The supporters marched from Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka through major roads in the city, including Aroma, Eke-Awka road, Kwata road, and the Enugu/ Onitsha Expressway carrying placards with inscriptions that read: “Obi-Datti for Presidency 2023″, Obi is the one to unify Nigeria”, “Peter Obi will create jobs and wealth for Nigerians” and “There is no polling unit on social media, Get Involved “.
Other inscriptions read: “Nigerians wake up and vote wisely”, “it is Peter Obi or Nothing”, “Go collect your PVC and Vote Obi-Datti”, “Peter Obi will rescue Nigeria”, among others.
The solidarity march was organised by over 60 groups.
The Anambra State lead coordinator, Mr Chidi Nzekwe, said the rally was to sensitise residents on the need to be involved in the electoral process to achieve a desired change in the country.
“We want to sensitise the people on the need to get their permanent voter cards (PVCs) and be well mobilised concerning voting ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“The crowd, especially the youths, that came out for this solidarity march today, is an indication that we need a disruptive system to drive good governance, and we believe Peter Obi is the right candidate.
“He is capable and competent to lead Nigeria to the promised land and we urge electorate to come out en masse and vote wisely for a better Nigeria.
“We also urge the electoral umpire to ensure they conduct a free, fair, transparent and credible general elections in 2023, ” he said.