56 coalition of different support groups across the 13 Local Government Areas of Nasarawa state on Saturday, held a One-million-man march in solidarity for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour party.
The groups began the 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 Secretary of coalition said the rationale behind March was that the residents of Nasarawa state were tired of the misrule of the ruling All Progressives Congress led government at the federal and state levels which was why they came out in their numbers to support the former Anambra state governor.
He mentioned the support groups to include; 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, among others.
He said, “These one million supporters are those who belong to the registered 56 groups across the 13 LGAs of the state.
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 have completely failed the citizens.
They promised to provide security and ensure stability for our economy but everyone can see what Nigeria has become.
Our children have been at home for almost six months now because universities are on strike but our leaders are not bothered about 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.
On his part, the State Chairman of Labour Party, Alexander Emmanuel said the One-million-man march was held to sensitise the people of the state on the need to elect credible leaders in the 2023 elections, and to prove a point to other political parties who had alleged that the Labour party does not have a structure.
He however expressed hope that the party will win the 2023 presidential election and all elective positions in Nasarawa state, adding that, the residents were tired of those who are interested in looting the nation economic instead of provide good governance to Nigerians who voted into power.