- The national chairman of the Labour Party has condemned the attack on some supporters of Peter Obi who embarked on a rally in Ebonyi state
- Julius Abure said the action by the police officers in the state led by David Umahi of the All Progressives Congress is an abuse of democracy
- Abure also urged members of Labour Party and supproters of Peter Obi not to relent in their move to secure the seat of presidency for the former Anambra state governor in 2023
The attack on supporters of Peter Obi during a rally in Ebonyi state by the police has been met with reactions eliciting from various quarters.
The national chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, in his reaction described the attack as an abuse of democracy.
A statement published on the party's website said that Abure condemned in strong terms the disruption of a rally by supporters of LP's flag bearer by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
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“I wish to condemn in the strongest possible terms the unprovoked, barbaric, uncivilized behaviour of the Ebonyi State Governor for mobilizing the police to disrupt a peaceful assembly of our party supporters in his state.
“The action of the Governor is not only uncivilized, but it is also a rapee of the constitutional rights of citizens to peaceful association and assembly."
Dangerous precedence for the 2023 election
Stating that the attack on unarmed Nigerians who were conducting a rally in the state will set a bad precedence for the 2023 election, Abure alleged that the ruling party has failed Nigerians.
He also said that the party, its supporters and the presidential candidate will not be deterred by actions and gimmicks showcased by those opposed to their move to rescue Nigeria from all her woes.
“This is setting a dangerous precedence for the 2023 general elections.
The APC which has failed Nigerians in all indices of governance from security, the economy and welfare of citizens, healthcare delivery and the provision of basic amenities is engaged in a shameful and condemnable attempt to muscle citizens from peacefully exercising their constitutional right of peaceful assembly unleashed the police on them.
“I call on all peace-loving Nigerians at home and abroad as well as the international community to condemn this brazen executive recklessness and abuse of power.
"We will never be cowed in our march to liberate Nigeria from the shackles of bad governance, crippling corruption and insecurity. “
Falana breathes fire, tells Peter Obi, Labour Party how best to win 2023 presidential election
Top south south governor drops bombshell ahead of 2023 election, issues strong warning to politicians
The advice was handed to Obi and his party by renowned human rights lawyer Femi Falana on Monday, September 12.
According to Falana, Obi should not be distracted by many politicians who resort to claiming Labour Party has no structure but bear in mind that the power lies with the Nigerian people.
Sowore makes huge claim about Peter Obi's presidential ambition, leaks top secret
If not for Omoyele Sowore, Peter Obi's political ambition would have been in ruins, the online publisher has claimed.
Sowore said it was through his help that the Labour Party and Peter Obi were saved from legal battles.
According to him, he also ensured that Obi was never impeached by lawmakers of the Anambra state House of Assembly twice.