The youths and several residents of Ebonyi state, has publicly called out their state governor, Engr Dave Umahi, for ordering the men of Nigerian Police Force, NPF, to disperse residents who came out to hold a solidarity march in support of Mr Peter Obi, their choice of president in the coming general elections in 2023.
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Some marchers as well as the organisers of these solidarity march/rally, in support of the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi, were on Saturday tear-gassed by the police in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, in South-East Nigeria.
Members and their supporters had gathered along Mile 50 to embark on a rally to canvass support for their candidate but were stopped from going into the streets.
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One of the supporters who spoke to Channels Television, Nwali Ikechukwu, said some persons were injured when the security agency came calling.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Ebonyi State Police Command, SP Chris Anyanwu, could not be immediately reached for comments. You can follower the live updates of the Ebonyi state 1million march for Peter Obi on twitter here.
JUST IN: Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has sent policemen to shoot at innocent citizens having a peaceful Rally in support of Peter Obi in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state Capital.
Dave Umahi is a wolf in sheep clothing, a monster!
You’ll answer to the people!
— Chudé (@ChudeMedia) September 17, 2022