Police disrupt Peter Obi’s solidarity march in Ebonyi
By CHARLES ONYEKWERE
Men of the Nigeria Police Force in Ebonyi State on Saturday disrupted and dispersed supporters of the OBI-dient Movement who had gathered for a solidarity march for the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi in the State.
The security operatives stormed Pastoral Centre where the crowd had gathered and fired teargas and shot sporadically in the air.
This development caused heavy human and vehicular logjams in the capital city while people scampered for safety.
It was gathered that the disruption was a directive from “State Government quarters”.
One of the leaders of the group and Ebonyi South Senatorial Candidate of the Labour Party, Linus Okorie said it was a sad day for democracy in the State.
Okorie said: “Dear #OBIdients, please be safe. This March must eventually hold. As law-abiding citizens, please go home and be safe. Power for Peter Obi and all #OBIdients is not worth the blood of any Ebonyian”.
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“Democracy is a state of mind and your resolve to support Mr Peter Obi cannot be disrupted or broken by intimidation and subterfuge”.
“To the police authorities, you are a creation of the law and should not have pandered to the whims and caprices of other subjects of the Law”.
“For those that think the #OBIdientMovement in Ebonyi can be intimidated out of existence, know ye that today’s disruption shall be an energizer and catalyst to its greater ascendancy”.
“To all the youths who stood up to police teargas in front of the pastoral gas, know it that you are the heroes of democracy and shall be fully rewarded with a #ANewNigeria and a tolerant government in Ebonyi”.
However, the crowd relocated to the Peoples Club event Center where they also marched along the ever-busy Abakaliki-Enugu expressway.
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