A coalition of 56 support groups across the 13 Local Government Areas of Nasarawa state have staged a one-million-man march in solidarity and support for the 2023 Labour party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The groups, today, August 6, 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.
Secretary of the coalition, Wilson Kingsley, said that residents of the state are tired of the misrule of the All Progressives Congress-led government at the federal and state levels, which is why they came out in their numbers to support the former Anambra state governor.
According to him, the support groups are 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, Associates of Peter Obi, and others.
“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 have not given a 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 have increased in price but the salary of workers did not increase.”