A young woman and yet to be identified supporter of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Saturday slumped after trekking 10 kilometers from Wunti to Rafin Zurfi in Bauchi State.
PlatinumPost reports that the woman was attended to by a fellow ‘Obidient’ as she lied unconscious on the ground, before the LP medical team was alerted.
The Chairman of Labour Party in the State, Husseini Saraki, was addressing a huge crowd of supporters of the party at Rafin Zurfi in the state capital when the young woman fainted.
Cladded in a pair of jeans and white shirt, the woman who collapsed was also helped s by some people in crowd who poured water on her and took her to a canopy to give her shade, before the medical team finally took her away for proper medical care .
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PlatinumPost reports that the ‘Obidients’, made up of mostly young people, had defied the scorching sun in Bauchi as they trekked 10 kilometres from Wunti market to Rafin Zurfi, almost paralysing socio economic activities in the state capital in the process.
Edeh Benjamin, head of Media for the LP in Bauchi State, while speaking with journalists, disclosed that the young woman who fainted had been revived and was in good health.
He said the mammoth crowd that turned up for the one million man march was an indication of the love the people of Bauchi have for Peter Obi.
“The whole 20 local government of the state came with nothing less than 50 buses, 18 seater coming from rural areas to show love for Obi,” Edeh said
“For me this is one of the highest gatherings in the north east and lots of mobilisation was involved.
“This is also a testimony of the positive things that’s in stock for the labour party in the general election”
Addressing the crowd of supporters, Saraki,said the massive crowd has sent a strong message that Nigeria belonged to the youth.
“This rally is a way of saying we want our country backback and this is the process,” he said.
“We don’t believe in violence and obidiently we are going to the Villa.
“When you are doing a guerilla fight they won’t see you. But on the day of the election they will be surprised, ” Saraki added.