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A Peter Obi support group which has been identified as the Peter Obi Support Network (PSON) have thrown some open accusations at the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, of deliberately putting in measures to prevent a Northern meeting in which had been in support of Peter Obi.
The followers of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate had reportedly planned to use the popular Arewa House on Rabah Road.
In a statement on Monday, the POSN lamented that they had fallen victims of power misuse. The spokesman, Sani Saeed Altukry said the venue’s manager “called to notify that we cannot have Peter/Datti Northern Summit in Arewa House”.
Noting that the programme was scheduled for Tuesday, Altukry said no reason was given for the refusal.
“The governor issued a directive cancelling the use of the venue after the group had paid for its use.
“The decision is disheartening at the critical point when Northern Nigerians are desperate for development and liberation from poverty.”
Altukry added that “the Peoples Movement which Peter Obi represents” will not bow to “intimidation aimed at suppressing the liberation of the North”.
The POSN charged “all oppressed Nigerians and everyone that desires good governance” to keep their spirits high ahead of the 2023 elections.
In another report, some of the stakeholders of the Coalition of Nigeria Professionals for Good Governance (CNPGG) have openly bashed the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, over a statement which he had put out to the effect that the October, 2020 EndSARS protest had been allegedly sponsored by the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi.
According to some reports which had been sighted by The Eastern Updates, Lai Mohammed was said to have claimed that most of the young men and women who had been at the forefront of the EndSARS Movement, were currently campaigning for the LP flag-bearer on Twitter, and other influential social media platforms.
But CNPGG had insisted that the EndSARS protest had come as a consequence of bad governance, occasioned by insecurity, youth unemployment, poverty and police brutality.