On Saturday, police in Ebonyi State dispersed members of the OBI-dient movement who had assembled at the Pastoral Centre in Abakaliki for a one-million-man march in support of Labour Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi.
Our correspondent saw men from the Nigeria Police Force teargas Obi’s followers, who numbered in the thousands.
On Saturday morning, the event created both human and vehicular traffic on the famed Old Enugu Road in the capital city.
One of the supporters, Steve Ugama, said aside 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 have 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.”
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