Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs have attacked some supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as the standard bearer concludes his campaign with a rally in Lagos State on Saturday.
Videos and pictures shared on social media showed some individuals with bruises, as well as vandalised buses and cars purportedly deployed to transport supporters for the various events to be held by the party.
One of the other major parties in the state and its presidential candidate was blamed for the attacks.
The LP supporters were reportedly attacked around Jakande and TBS areas of the state.
An activist and Obi supporter, Rinu Oduala, said, “‘Obidients are bullies’. But one party is currently trying to prevent LP rally in Lagos by sponsoring attacks with thugs armed with machetes and guns. The wickedness of our ‘intellectuals and celebrities’ isn’t talked about enough.”
“Obidients are bullies.”
But one party is currently trying to prevent LP rally in Lagos by sponsoring attacks with thugs armed with machetes and guns.
The wickedness of our “intellectuals and celebrities” isn’t talked about enough.
Another tweeter, @anthonyabakporo, said it was sad to see that some thugs were attacking Obidients.
“They just did at Jakande but we were able to get them to TBS, They are receiving treatment. Please signal us if you experience any difficulties. Don’t let notting (sic) stop you! Be here!,” he added.