The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has expressed displeasure over attacks meted on his supporters in Lagos by hoodlums few hours to his campaign. He described such act as political intolerance and urged the Police to fish out perpetrators of the attack.
Meanwhile, apart from being attacked in different parts of Lagos, where many vehicles were destroyed, properties worth millions scattered and leaving many wounded. Supporters were also attacked with machetes and other objects as they made their way to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) where the rally was held.
In what appeared to be coordinated attack, the hoodlums were said to have waylaid the LP supporters around Jakande in Lekki.
Reacting to the attack, Peter Obi noted, “We cannot continue to tolerate attacks on members of the political opposition, often fuelled by the incendiary rhetorics of political leaders. The new Nigeria that we seek is one founded on peace and justice, and the respect for the rule of law. I call on the Lagos State security agencies to fish out those responsible for the attacks.”
Addressing his supporters in Lagos yesterday, the Presidential candidate
Obi urged his supporters, who came out in their thousands to take note of his promises so that they can hold him accountable when elected president on February 25.
He assured them that since he has traversed the country , he is more abreast of the problems now than ever, telling the traders and their families to hold him responsible for any failure.
“What Datti and I are telling you is that all the APC and PDP have done in the last 20 years is to produce insecurity, poverty, joblessness, ASUU strike, fuel scarcity or one form of suffering or the other.”
“But we are promising that we will secure and unite Nigeria. We will ensure that when we start after some years no Nigerian would say I’m from the west, east, north or south but will be proud to say he or she is a Nigerian.”