Peter Obi, a presidential candidate for the Labour party has released a statement in response to an attack on his supporters in Lagos state.
It is important to remember that Naija News had earlier reported how a social media user by the name of Obi Flag Boy was allegedly assaulted on Sunday in Oshodi, Lagos.
It was also stated that some of the party’ s supporters were arrested before the event that took place on Saturday.
Reacting to the development, Obi expressed anger on Twitter over the attack as well as the intimidation of the party’ s supporters.
He lamented that the right to peaceful assembly as well as the right to conduct unrestricted electioneering campaigns are both guaranteed by the Constitution, and he encouraged the various security agencies to remind their officers to respect civil liberties.
” 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 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, are disenfranchised, more so through violence and intimidation.