In solidarity with the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, supporters shut down Asaba, Delta State’s capital, and Calabar, Cross River State, on Monday.
In Calabar, supporters, mostly youths, gathered at Eleven-Eleven and marched through major streets known as the Carnival route, including Mary Slessor, Marian Road, MCC, and Murtala Mohammed Highway.
For several hours, traffic was backed up as a result of the rally.
Members of the “Obidient” Movement gathered at the Inter Bau Flyover for the Asaba rally, marched through Nnebisi Road to the traffic light at Ezinei Junction, and returned to the starting point.
Kingsley Imoni-Ogbe of the YES Peter Obi Support Group, the state coordinator of one of the groups, said the former Anambra State governor was the only candidate among the contenders who could turn the country around for the better.
He claimed that the rally demonstrated that Nigerians are sick of old politicians.
Ambassador Ogar Osim, the party’s Cross River State Chairman, told journalists that they had expected only a two million-man march in support of Obi and the LP, but that the crowd far exceeded 2.5 million people.
“What we witnessed today defies description. This is to warn other parties who appear to underestimate our strength not to brag any further.
“You can see that Nigerians are sick and tired of other parties distorting our collective gains and channelling them down selfish paths.” Nigerians are clearly rooting for the Labour Party and, in particular, Peter Obi.”