The people of Agulu in Anambra State’s Anaocha Local Government Area marched in support of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
On Saturday, the group participated in a one-million-man march rally organized in collaboration with the Peter Obi Movement for New Nigeria, which drew sons and daughters from the community.
They traveled through the community, ending at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Agulu campus, where Obi’s campaign banner was unveiled.
While carrying banners with pro-Obi messages, they also denied rumors that community members were opposed to Obi’s presidential bid.
Addressing the townspeople and supporters, the community’s President-General, Oliver Afamefuna, described Obi as a proud son of Agulu with integrity and the ability to reverse the country’s negative trend, insisting that the entire community was behind him.
“Nigeria has been saddened by the dangerous direction and thrown into divisions and crisis in recent times due to bad leadership,” he said.
“Despite the enormous disappointments we have experienced, we cannot afford to abandon our country.” We must no longer entrust our nation to our political leaders, who have demonstrated a staggering inability to move Nigeria forward and drive us to the brink of disaster.
“When he was governor of Anambra State, he did a good job of transforming the state.” We have so much faith in him that we believe that when he becomes President of Nigeria, he will breathe new life into every segment of Nigeria.”
Mr Valentine Anyika, a former lawmaker, said the rally was important to show the world that Obi’s own people were firmly behind him.
He dismissed fears that the election would be canceled due to insecurity, claiming that Obi’s unexpected emergence after leaving the Peoples Democratic Party had restored a certain level of peace and calm across the country.
“I worked with Peter Obi as a state legislator, and I regard him as one of the best prudential managers of both human and material resources,” he said. I wholeheartedly agree with his mission.
“We’ve come to show solidarity within the OBIdient family.” We are not yet campaigning, but rather raising awareness and sensitizing people to the fact that we support our mentor, brother, and leader.
“People now have a sense of hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.” They now believe that someone who feels what they feel and stays where they stay will soon take the controls.”
Amaka Obi, the Convener of POMONN, described the rally as massive and an indication that the LP Presidential candidate has been accepted by his people and has what it takes to deliver dividends of leadership to the country.
In separate speeches, Eric Maduagwu, a member of the community, said Obi remained the best among equals, while Comrade Julius, Sunday Okoye Iloegbunam, and Andy Orakwelu said the rally demonstrated clear solidarity.
They expressed confidence in Obi’s ability to win the grand slide and insisted that his social media popularity would translate into actual voting.