Frontline 2023 presidential candidate Peter Obi has condemned an alleged attack on supporters of the Labour Party in Lagos State.
A social media user, Obi Flag Boy, was allegedly attacked at Oshodi, Lagos, on Sunday.
It was also reported that some of the party’s supporters were arrested before the rally on Saturday.
Reacting on Twitter, Obi condemned the attack and intimidation of the party’s supporters.
He noted that peaceful assembly and unfettered electioneering campaigns are constitutionally guaranteed and urged security agencies to remind their operatives 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 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.