Thousands of supporters of Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi in Rivers State braved an early morning rain in many parts of the state on Saturday to join a “two million men” march in solidarity with Obi.
At first, it was as if the rain that began in the early hours of the day would sink the march, but before full dawn, the rain stopped and the crowds began to gather at the state’s oil mill axis, the starting point. of the march.
But as the march progressed on the Aba-Port Harcourt highway, more and more participants increased, until the numbers increased significantly.
Members of the civil society organizations (CSOs) and entertainers also took part in the march which lasted more than four hours.
Armed with Nigerian flags and various sized banners from Obi and the LP, the participants marched through the always busy Aba-Port Harcourt Road in Port Harcourt, causing a traffic jam on the road.
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The procession eventually ended in Isaac Boro Park, Mile One, Port Harcourt, where the participants sang and danced for several hours before being addressed by their leaders, who encouraged them to arm themselves with their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before 2023. elections.
Tribune Online reports that the march caused severe traffic congestion on major roads connecting the highway, even as Rivers State Police Command officers closed off other roads leading to Isaac Boro Park in an effort to ensure adequate safety.
In Isaac Boro Park, only participants at the front of the march could reach the arena, as the place could not take all the people who gathered to participate in the procession.