Some persons suspected to be political thugs have attacked supporters of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, in Lagos State.
According to a DAILY POST report, the development is coming on the heels of Obi/Datti mega rally currently taking place at the Tafawa Belewa Square, TBS, Lagos.
A video captured some Peter Obi’s supporters lamenting how the thugs attacked them at the Jakande, Lekki area of the State.
According to the victims, the suspects gave machete cuts on persons, broke their vehicle, snatched their phones and other items for allegedly wearing clothes carrying the LP logo.
This happened just now, the 11th day of February, 2023 at Jakande, Lekki. APC thugs attacked this guy's and took there phones because they wore OBI DATTI clothes. Why are we like this?— Charly Boy Area Fada 1 (@AreaFada1) February 11, 2023
APC, nothing fit save una from the agony of defeat. pic.twitter.com/xolr7RziwA
The spokesperson for the LP presidential campaign council, Dr Aliyu Tanko confirmed the development in a chat with DAILY POST.
He said, “the ObiDent Movement is under attack in Lagos, they are stopping our people from coming to the TBS rally.
“Nothing can stop a movement whose time has come. Security operatives take note. We keep moving Obidently and Yusfully.”
When contacted by DAILY POST, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the unfortunate incident.
“I don’t know if they are Labour Party of APC members but I can confirm that some people attacked others and the DPO in that area is already on the matter,” he said.
Asked if there was any loss of life during the incident, the PPRO said he is yet to get details of the attack.