Supporters of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi have commenced their rallies in designated places around Lagos.
The supporters of the LP candidate known as ‘Obidients’ are rallying in Festac, Ikeja and Lekki in Lagos.
The rally is coinciding with Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Day Anniversary being marked on Today.
The supporters in Lekki began their walk from the Admiralty Junction moving through the major road in Lekki.
Stops were made at junctions to wave flags, banners, and other paraphernalia as the rally continued towards Jakande, Elegushi axis, an apparent move to avoid confrontation with the police already stationed at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Recall that a Lagos court had On Wednesday, ruled against the convergence of the rally on Lekki Toll Gate.
The court also directed the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, to ensure compliance with the order.
The rally, according to the conveners, is to garner organic support for the LP presidential candidate ahead of next February’s general elections.
Obi, a 61-year-old former governor of Anambra State, is running alongside Datti Baba-Ahmed. The two are facing their counterparts in the All Progressives Congress, the Peoples Democratic Party, and the New Nigeria People’s Party, amongst others.