There was heavy vehiclar gridlock in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, as the supporters of Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, held a one million man march in the state.
Obi’s supporters had gathered at Abia tower axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt express way, in the early hours of today from where they marched a distance of three kilometers to the Michael Okpara Square entrance of the capital city.
The crowd which slowed down vehiclar movement from the express way also marched through Library Avenue, Akanu Ibiam road popularly known as bank road, while making her way to the city centre.
The crowd however enjoyed the cooperation of commercial and private vehicles as their occupants waved in their admiration.
Obi’s supporters cutting across people from the political class, businessmen and youths participated in the march. Some of the supporters carried placards with inscription such as, “INEC please allow God to use you,” “OBIdient all the way,” “Vote out bad leaders,” “Nigerians take back your country,” etc.
Displaying their permeant voters’ cards, many of them where chanting “Kerenke Obi,” “We are the structure,” while others were pleading with motorist and passersby to be ‘Obidient.’
One of the supporter’s told our correspondent, “Honestly, it is more than 5 million man march that Umuahia witnessed today. The youths have caused total traffic gridlock on the major roads as we have trooped out en-mass for the solidarity march for Mr. Peter Obi as president. Umuahia is ‘Obidient.’”
Also Nigeria and Labour Party flags, soft drinks and snacks were made available while the march lasted.