2023 presidency: What security agents are doing to my supporters – Peter Obi raises alarm

  • A serious allegation by Peter Obi, the LP’s presidential candidate, has been made against security agents in Nigeria
  • Obi on Tuesday, October 4, claimed that some of his supporters are being silently arrested by security officers
  • Appealing to the federal and state security agencies, Obi said the rights of citizens should not be violated, especially in the forthcoming general elections

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP0 has cried out to security agents both at the federal and state levels over the arrests of his supporters.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, October 4, Obi lamented what he described as silent arrests of his supporters (OBidients).

Peter Obi
Obi said security agents are silently arresting his supporters
Source: UGC

Obi noted that when intimidation is used to silence members of the opposition who organise rallies peacefully, then elections can never be free and fair.

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He maintained by citizens are empowered by the Nigerian constitution to exercise their franchise by staging campaigns.

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Going forward, he stated that the authorities must ensure that the right of any citizen is not infringed upon irrespective of their religion or political background.

Some of his tweets read:

“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 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.

“I call on the Federal and State agencies to remind their operatives of the need to respect civil liberties.”

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Meanwhile, Obi was obviously impressed and touched by the support he got from a toddler, Chioma Success, who took part in a campaign rally on Saturday, October 1.

In a video shared by Obi on Sunday, October 2, the little girl who was lifted by an OBidient was seen and heard supporting Obi and the Labour Party ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

Success was not just dressed in a Super Eagles jersey, she was also holding a Labour Party flag. The former Anambra governor has named her the poster child of his campaign.

Source: Legit.ng

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