Supporters of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, who embarked on a rally in Ebonyi state today September 17, were reportedly teargassed by the police.
TheNewsGuru.com gathered that the supporters of Peter Obi, who are also known as “Obidients”, had gathered along Mile 50 for the rally before being teargassed by policemen who stopped them from going to the streets.
An “Obidients” supporter simply identified as Nwali Ikechukwu explained that some persons were injured after security operatives stormed the take-off point with teargas.
The Ebonyi state police command is however yet to react to the incident.
Ebonyi, a state controlled by ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is administered by Governor Dave Umahi.
Recall that last week, it was reported that Umahi said though “Peter Obi movement” is one built on equity, justice, and fairness, “it may not translate to outright win”.
The Independent National Electoral Commission had said campaigns for next year’s polls would begin on September 28.
In Enugu State, on September 10th, 2022, last week Saturday, supporters of Peter Obi held a solidarity march in Enugu and Ondo states.
The supporters, who were largely young people, held the march on Saturday as they rally more Nigerians to back the former Anambra State governor’s presidential bid.
In Enugu State, the youths embarked on what they called a “One Million-Man March” to show their solidarity for Obi. The supporters, who are known as “Obidients”, took off from Mike Opara Square in Enugu, and marched through the major streets in the town.
They called on residents of the town to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) so as to vote for a “new Nigeria” and “take back their country”.
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