Even though there were a lot of police on the ground, the “Obidients,” as they are often called, gathered at the toll-gate early on Saturday, October 1.
They were seen marching in large groups on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, where they chanted “Obi! Obidient!”
A Twitter user named @Nkemchor shared a video and wrote, “The police presence at Lekki did not stop young people from getting together. So happy with this generation. If you’re going to Lekki, join them.
@eklepatience tweeted, “All we want is a real leader who is ready to serve Nigerians. We’re not asking for too much, so just give us Peter Obi.” Festac Lagos is Obidient.”
People on Twitter who shared pictures said that the rally was also happening in Festac town, Surulere, and the National Stadium.
@BensonIbeabuchi, who is also on Twitter, wrote,
“Young people in Lekki, Lagos, go out in the rain to support Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party, on October 1, 2022.”
As the Obidients’ rally went on, there have been reports of traffic jams in the Lekki area.
On the Lekki-Epe Expressway, where traffic was almost at a standstill, our reporter saw both private and public bus drivers looking for other ways to get to their destinations.