The Police in Ebonyi state on Saturday morning disrupted the one-million-march movement for the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Supporters numbering about 1000 gathered at the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki, for the OBI-dient movement were teargassed by men of the Nigerian Police Force.
The incident has caused both human and vehicular traffic on the popular Old Enugu Road, in the capital city, this morning.
One of the supporters, Steve Ugama, said that aside from dispersing and tear-gassing the supporters, about five of his colleagues have been arrested by the police.
He said, “This is inhuman and undemocratic. We gathered here this morning for our peaceful March, all of a sudden, the police came and started tear-gassing us and arresting our people.
“They said we can’t hold the march, because Governor David Umahi asked them to stop us, that we can’t hold it. About four or our colleague have been arrested. We need help here.”