Presidential candidate of the Labour Party(LP), Peter Obi, raised alarm over the reported arrest and Intimidation of his supporters.
Obi made this allegation in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.
His words, “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.
“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.
“Peaceful assembly and unfettered electioneering campaigns are constitutionally guaranteed. Both and other ordered liberties cannot be breached wilfully by security agents.
“I call on the Federal and State agencies to remind their operatives on the need to respect civil liberties.”
The alarm is not unconnected to the reported arrest of the Lagos State coordinator for the rally organized by his supporters on Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The coordinator, Joseph Onuorah, was arrested when he arrived in Lagos on his way from France.