Following the alleged attack on Saturday by the Nigeria Police against the supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in Ebonyi state, some of the supporters have cried out, calling on the Governor to address the matter
DAILY POST gathered that the security agencies dispersed the Obi supporters who trooped out to stage a million-man march as they converged at the Pastoral Centre Abakaliki, with teargas.
Many of the Obidient movement members reportedly fled the venue for safety, while some were allegedly arrested by the police.
One of the leaders of the Obidient movement, Mr. Ugoama Stephen, who spoke to journalists in Abakaliki, at the venue, called on Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi to address the issue. He also condemned the attack on the youths of the state who, according to him, came out only with the Nigerian flag to demonstrate their support for a preferable Presidential candidate.
He said: “My phone was smashed by the police this morning. We demand that the people that they (police) have arrested be released unconditionally because by they have not done anything.
“Nobody came out here with even a stone. We didn’t come out here with a pin. What we came out here with, is the Nigerian flag. What we came out here with is the symbol of the Labour Party, LP.