…Peter Obi is our President; we want change in Nigeria – Youths
By Peter Okutu, Abakaliki
The proposed rally for the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Peter Obi, was Saturday disrupted by men and officers of the Nigeria Police, including other security Agencies in the State.
The mammoth crowd, which gathered at the Pastoral Centre of the Catholic Church, Abakaliki, was dispersed as fierce-looking policemen shot teargas into the air from different locations.
The crowd, which couldn’t withstand the harsh reality of the teargas shot at them, retreated into the Church, where more teargasses were still being released into the Church.
This development is presently causing panic among the youths who are staunch supporters of the Obi movement for a better Nigeria.
The youths who are now scattered everywhere around G-hoatel, Mile 50 road, Kpirikpiri road, among others expressed their disgust for the present administration in the State for its role in ensuring that the rally for Peter Obi never held.
“Peter Obi is our President. This rally must hold. See the shooting teargasses directly at us. They are shooting directly into the Church.
“This is despicable. The present Government in Ebonyi is full of hypocrisy. Umahi said on TV that the rally can hold, we knew he was lying See us now. Obi remains our President come 2023.”
Not minding the teargasses shot at the youths, they are still seen with their banners shouting “Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi, Obi” within the premises of the Church.
As the rally is still struggling to start within the Abakaliki metropolis, more and more youths are still coming into Pastoral Centre, the venue of the takeoff point, in solidarity with the Presidential candidate of LP, Peter Obi.