Thousands of supporters have began to demonstrate their support for the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi as they staged a peaceful rally in Abuja on Saturday.
The pro-Obi supporters marched from the Unity Fountain to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium amid heavy security.
At the rally alongside the pro-Obi supporters are officers of the Nigeria Police Force and the Federal Road Safety Corps.
The supporters are making a statement that Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, have physical structures beyond social media.
Demonstrators had last week staged a peaceful rally in Ebonyi State, in Nigeria’s South-East, as well as other states across the Federation.
61-year-old Obi is a former governor of Anambra State contesting the 2023 presidential election alongside top contenders like Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.
A recent poll commissioned by the Anap Foundation and conducted by NOI Polls Limited described the February poll as a three-horse race, noting that Obi is leading the race with 21 percent of votes in the poll.
However, the poll has been dismissed by the APC, PDP and other parties in the race for Aso Rock.
A PDP former presidential aspirant, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, had said it will take a miracle for Obi to win the 2023 presidential election.
Also, the presidential candidate of the Action Democratic Party, Yabagi Sani, had said Obi is making “a lot of motion without movement”, adding that the former Anambra State governor cannot win 25% of votes in 24 states across the Federation in the 2023 presidential election.