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Fresh reports have revealed that one of the presidential candidates for 2023, Peter Obi has come out to fully condemn an alleged attack which had been meted out on supporters of the Labour Party in Lagos State.
Reports had revealed that a social media user identified as Obi Flag Boy, had been allegedly attacked at Oshodi, Lagos, on Sunday.
It was also reported that some of the party’s supporters had been arrested before the rally on Saturday.
Reacting on Twitter, Obi condemned the attack and intimidation of the party’s supporters.
”Elections are not deemed free and fair when a certain group employs the tool of intimidation to ensure that the opposition is silenced, both at the campaigns and at the polls.
”Peaceful assembly and unfettered electioneering campaigns are constitutionally guaranteed. Both and other ordered liberties cannot be breached wilfully by security agents.
”Recent reports of OBIdients being silently arrested by some security agents is extremely disturbing and condemnable. We must ensure that everyone is given a level playing field in the forthcoming elections and that no eligible Nigerian, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation, is disenfranchised, more so through violence and intimidation.
”I call on the Federal and State agencies to remind their operatives on the need to respect civil liberties,” he tweeted.
In another report, comrade Kennedy Iyere who is a popular humanitarian activist and renowned advocate of pro-Igbo political justice has given an open warning to the Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi not to aid his downfall in Enugu State.
Iyere who is also one of the biggest promoters of Peter Obi had also disclosed to some Newsmen that there were plots to rob Peter Obi of victory by some of his close allies.