Obi condemns attack, arrest of supporters

ICIR Nigeria

PRESIDENTIAL candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi has condemned the arrest and intimidation of his supporters in some parts of the country.

Obi took to his Twitter handle on Tuesday to describe the intimidation as a breach of free and fair elections.

“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,” he said.

He also noted that peaceful assembly during election campaigns were backed by law and should not be violated by security agencies.

“Recent reports of Obidients being silently arrested by some security agents are 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,” he added.

Obi urged security agencies at the federal and state levels to show respect for citizen’s rights…

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