Peter Obi calls out Security forces for intimidating Obidients

Peter Obi has condemned the treatment his supporters are receiving at the hands of State-owned security outfits.

This is coming after Oshodi boys allegedly brutalized Obi Flag Boy at the weekend.

One of his foreign-based supporters, Joseph Onuorah, who came in for the October 1st rally was also illegally detained by the DSS for sixteen hours, until Gbadebo Rhodes Vivou, Labour Party’s Lagos State Governorship candidate helped bail him.

Onuorah(middle) and Gbadebo Rhodes Vivou(left).

Reacting, Onuorah said after his release, “Dear Comrades. I was detained for 16 hrs by a coalition of security forces but have just been released.
Special thanks to the incoming Executive Governor of Lagos State @GRVlagos and special thanks 🙏 to all Obidients in Lagos State, Nigeria and Diaspora. God bless you.”

Obi said on Tuesday that “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.

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