The proposed rally for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, was disrupted by men and officers of the Nigeria Police, including other security Agencies in Ebonyi State, Vanguard reports.
The mammoth crowd, which gathered at the Pastoral Centre of the Catholic Church, Abakaliki, on Saturday, was dispersed as fierce-looking policemen shot teargas into the air from different locations.
The crowd, which couldn’t withstand the harsh reality of the teargas shot at them, retreated into the Church, where more teargas were still being released into the Church.
It was reported that this development is presently causing panic among the youths who are staunch supporters of the Obi movement for a better Nigeria.
The youths who are now scattered everywhere around G-hotel, Mile 50 road, Kpirikpiri road, among others expressed their disgust for the present administration in the State for its role in ensuring that the rally for Peter Obi never held.
“Peter Obi is our President. This rally must hold. See them shooting teargasses directly at us. They are shooting directly into the Church.
“This is despicable. The present Government in Ebonyi is full of hypocrisy. Umahi said on TV that the rally can hold, we knew he was lying. See us now. Obi remains our President come 2023.”