By Muhammed Gado
Mega rallies by Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and his supporters also called ‘the Obidients’ have taken some northern cities by storm, a move described by supporters as putting paid to the myth that Obi is not popular in the region.
The rallies conducted in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Kano witnessed thousands of supporters trooping out and organizing, in what resembled the End Sars rallies.
Though, the rally in Abuja, Saturday, fell short of the one million march promoted by the supporters, it was nonetheless an impressive outing with perfect organic organisation.
In Kano, Friday, Obi visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero when he paid a visit to the city to commiserate with the people over the flooding incident and Beirut road building that collapsed.
The candidate said he considered it an honor to first pay homage to the Emir and inform him of his intention to contest the next presidential election.
Obi told the Emir that he has been exposed to various areas of governance for years, which underscores his experience to lead Nigeria.
Responding,the Emir of Kano expressed his happiness for the visit saying he admires Peter Obi’s eloquence, respect for culture, fear of God and humility.
The Emir lamented that while the country is blessed with resources, the people are still suffering as he expressed his opinion that Obi is qualified for the position of president.