Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, was greeted with enthusiastic applause from his vast number of supporters upon his arrival at Alaba International Market in Lagos State on Saturday.
Peter Obi made a stop at the market ahead of a town hall and campaign rally at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).
“We just arrived at the Alaba international market to an awesome reception. We’re pondering what the rally will be like. LP is Finishing Strong. Salute to all Obidients and the Nigerian Youths,” he tweeted.
We just arrived at the Alaba international market to an awesome reception. We’re pondering what the rally will be like. LP is Finishing Strong. Salute to all Obidients and the Nigerian Youths.- PO pic.twitter.com/zVc3q0nwzv
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) February 11, 2023
Peter Obi is leaving Alaba International Market, but finding a way out is a little difficult because the crowd is only getting bigger. pic.twitter.com/iAPkKEOoIS
— Channels Television (@channelstv) February 11, 2023
Around 11 am, Obi arrived at Alaba International Market, his first stop in Lagos. He is expected to address his supporters before moving to a town hall and finally the campaign rally at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).
The LP candidate said he has travelled round the country and he is more abreast of the problems now than ever, telling the traders and their families to hold him responsible.
According to him, the market was built by hard-working people and since then, nothing has been done by the government to improve the market. He promised to come back as President to address all the issues confronting the area.
Obi urged the supporters not to allow anyone to intimidate them, following rumours he heard that a vote for him would result in negative consequences for them. He promised to stand solidly by them no matter what, as according to him Nigeria belongs to all. Also present at the event is the LP governorship candidate in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
Following his meeting with traders at Alaba Market, Obi was surrounded by a massive crowd, making it challenging for him to exit the area. Security personnel were unable to control the situation as the traders were determined to accompany the presidential candidate to the highway, a journey of approximately three kilometres, from within the market where the rally was held.