Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, were in Kogi State on Tuesday for the flag-off of the party’s mega rally in the state.
It could be recalled that Labour Party earlier accused the state government of refusing to allow the party to use its initial venue for the campaign.
Naija News reports that Kogi is an All Progress Congress (APC) domain, currently led by Governor Yahaya Bello.
On Monday, the Kogi Chairman of the Labour Party, Suleiman Abdul Ahmed, raised an alarm that Governor Bello‘s government was frustrating the party, denying it the usage of the Lokoja Confluence Stadium for its campaign rally.
Subsequently, Ahmed told newsmen that Labour Party had secured an alternate space to conduct its campaign despite frustration by the state government.
The party eventually held its campaign rally in the state today, with Obi, Yusuf Datti and other party chieftains and officials in attendance.
Photos, however, taken from the venue showed empty seats in the stadium. There were expectations that there would be a massive turnout at the rally, but it appeared a low turnout was experienced.
Naija News understands that the Labour Party eventually used the stadium it said it was denied earlier. An aerial view of the stadium captured empty seats as people were scanty.