Nigerians supporting Peter Obi’s presidential ambition have organised a march for him.
The march tagged #1mMarch4Obi held on Saturday across major Nigerian cities.
It is coming just a week to the People’s Democratic Party’s primaries, a time when most of his fellow contestants are going around wooing party delegates.
Primaries are decided by party delegates, not the people. And while the action of the people shows promise, it remains to be seen if it will have any impact on the outcome of the primaries.
The Coordinator, Marcel Ngogbehei, had earlier explained that the event would be anchored by the Coalition for Peter Obi (CPO), which is made up of more than 12 support groups for Obi.
Ngogbehei said that the support groups included Peter Obi Support Network (POSN), Like Minds for Peter Obi (LMPO), Nigeria Needs Peter Obi (NNPO), TakeBackNaija (TBN), Women for Peter Obi (WPO), Associates of Peter Obi (APO), Peter Obi FC (POFC), Peter Obi Movement for President (POMP), Associates of Peter Obi (APO/POE) Peter Obi Candidacy Movement (POCM), Peter Obi Ambassadors (POA), and TeamOHO, among others.
The group said the event would simultaneously take place across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday, May 21.