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Rain struggles to dampen “2 Million March for Peter Obi” in Port Harcourt

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Despite an early morning rain on Saturday, enthusiasm remained high for numerous young Nigerians who partook in a scheduled solidarity march for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi in Port Harcourt Rivers State.

The march was a show of support for Obi, a former presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who decamped to the LP tagged “2 Million March for Peter Obi.”

Rivers State and Port Harcourt apparently trended on Twitter Saturday morning, because of the march.

“Yeah, this is Rivers State. It’s a rainy day, but we are out here for Peter Obi. Nothing can stop us. The rain cannot beat us. We are going to move for Obi,” a woman’s voice could be heard in the background of a video clip posted on Twitter.

The clip showed young people singing and dancing happily.

Another clip showed a large crowd of people waving the LP flags and chanting, “Obi! Obi! Obi!”

A Twitter user, @multimeverse, commented on the march: “We are not talking of paid agbero walks or rumors of walks. We are talking of a genuine one! Time to take back your country!”

Other states have organized similar march for Peter Obi.

Obi, a former banker and governor of Anambra State, has enjoyed growing popularity among the Nigerian youth population.

His promise to move Nigeria away from consumption to a production-based economy if elected president has resonated well among millions of Nigerians who hope that the 2023 elections could help reset the country’s struggling economy and also address poverty and insecurity.

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He tweeted as the march was held Saturday morning: “We are watching as Port Harcourt, Auchi, Makurdi and Afikpo move OBIdiently today, under the sun and in the rain. “Constitutional rights to peaceful assembly are protected and must be respected by all. Our labours will never be in vain. I appreciate you all.”

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