Supporters of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate for 2023 election, Mr Peter Obi, under the umbrella of Doctors for Peter Obi (Docs4PO) have shut down Onitsha with solidarity songs in their demand for Obi as the next president of Nigeria.
The group described as a global movement of Medical Practitioners for Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed Datti joined other supporters in the commercial city of Onitsha in the mega march that lasted for hours.
The march qualified by residents as mother of all marches shook the entire city as the Medical Practitioners in Anambra State and other support groups who converged in Onitsha for the rally vehemently expressed their desire and readiness for a new Nigeria made possible by Obi-Datti come 2023.
The Coordinator of the Docs4PO movement (Doctors for Good Governance), Anambra State, who is also the South East Zonal Director, Docs4PO, Dr Henry Eze, insisted that Nigeria is in dire need of good governance to rescue and reposition the nation to avoid what he called looming catastrophe cutting across the entire country and in all spheres of life.
He noted that Nigeria is on the verge of collapse, adding that everybody should be “OBIdient and Yusful” to rescue the country.
He disclosed that there had been massive mobilization by Medical Doctors in Anambra State, South East geopolitical zone, and beyond.
“We have been mobilizing support for Peter Obi and his running mate, Datti Baba-Ahmed. Nigeria has suffered enough decadence over the years in every sphere of life. Nigeria has experienced huge destructions, including destruction of lives and property, naira devaluation and a whole lot of things with their negative consequences. We want a positive change.
“This is the time to act, this is the time to do the right things to bring good governance to this nation.
“This mega march on the streets of Onitsha where Mr Peter Obi resides has seen teeming crowds of supporters who come out marching on the major streets and roads in very enthusiastic blasts and chants, cheering up and joining the participants, all for Peter Obi. It is indeed a blast and a bang.
“Commercial activities and vehicular movements have slowed down greatly as the mega march proceeds peacefully. It’s a huge success.
“Nigeria truly and earnestly deserves Mr Peter Obi as its next president, and we are strategizing by every legitimate means to ensure he is elected, ” he declared.
Dr Eze disclosed that Doctors for Peter Obi both in Nigeria and Diaspora had assisted in Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) registrations and had done free medical outreaches in many States and Local Government Areas in Nigeria.
He also said that the group was still conducting free medical outreaches and had organized and participated in million-man-marches for Obi and Datti in different parts of Nigeria and was still doing so, saying that the group never gave “shishi” to anybody for support.
“All marches and free medical outreaches our group has organized and participated in so far were through our personal efforts,” he disclosed.
He explained that the group financed the movement by itself because of the interest it has in Obi becoming the president of Nigeria.
Dr Eze further described Obi as a capable, credible, well-educated, and promising young presidential candidate full of vigor and great visions, free from criminal and corruption charges; a man of integrity and a humble trailblazer with notable and verifiable achievements.
He noted that Obi’s antecedents were not in doubt which he assured that anybody could verify.