#Obi-Datti2023: State by State Timetable for Presidential Campaign
Obi/Datti to begin zonal campaign rallies Oct 18
Meanwhile, the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi and his running mate, Dr Yusuf Datti Ahmed, will kick-off their campaigns on October 18 in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
According to the schedule of the rallies released by the party, the campaigns will be taken to each of the six geo-political zones beginning with North-Central and ending with South-East mid-December.
After the kick-off in Nasarawa (North-Central) on October 18, the campaign train will go to Makurdi, Benue State (October 19); Minna, Niger State (October 20); Ilorin, Kwara State (October 22); and Lokoja, Kogi State (October 23).
Thereafter, the LP presidential rallies will go to the South-South beginning in Benin, Edo State (October 25); Asaba, Delta (October 26); Yenagoa, Bayelsa (October 27); Port Harcourt, Rivers (October 28); Uyo, Akwa Ibom (October 29); and Calabar, Cross River (October 31).
For the North-West, the rallies will start in Kaduna, Kaduna (November 3); Kano, Kano (November 5); Dutse, Jigawa (November 6), Katsina, Katsina (November 7); Sokoto, Sokoto (November 8).
Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi (November 9); and Gusau, Zamfara (November 10).
After North-West, the LP train will hit South-West beginning at the zone’s Ibadan, Oyo State zonal capital on November 21. It will also rally in Osogbo, Osun (November 22); Akure, Ondo (November 23); Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti (November 24); Abeokuta, Ogun (November 25); and Alimosho, Lagos (November 25).
In the North-East, the rallies will start at Bauchi, Bauchi (November 29); and move to Gombe, Gombe (November 30); Jalingo, Taraba (December 1); Yola, Adamawa (December 3); Maiduguri, Borno (December 4); and Damaturu, Yobe (December 5).
Obi’s South-East zone will be the last to be visited thus: Enugu, Enugu (December 8); Abakaliki, Ebonyi (December 9); Onitsha, Anambra (December 10); Owerri, Imo (December 13) and Umuahia, Abia (December 14).
Confirming the kick-off of the zonal campaign rallies themed: “Making Nigeria Work for All,” Spokesperson of the Third Force Coalition for the Labour Party, Dr Yunusa Tanko, who said that the LP Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, would be announced soon, told Vanguard, yesterday: “The campaign rally programme is tentative. It is subject to amendments as we go on.”