The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has condemned what he described as “extremely disturbing” reports of the arrest and intimidation of his supporters.
In a tweet on his handle Tuesday, the former Anambra State governor said an election cannot be adjudged credible if there is intimidation.
“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,” Obi wrote on the Twitter thread.
“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 of the need to respect civil liberties.”
Controversy has trailed the reported attack on the President’s convoy on Monday in the Hotoro area of Kano.
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