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Lagos Four Million March For Peter Obi: Ohanaeze Youth Council Warns Police, Others Against Brutality

As Nigerians in Lagos State embark on a “#FourMillionMarch” in support of Mr. Peter Obi’s presidential bid, the apex Social Cultural youth Organisation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Ohanaeze youth Council OYC has unanimously urged the Nigeria police, the Military and various security agencies to ensure that no harm is done to any Nigerian participating in the peaceful demonstration.

The Council, through her National President, Comrd. Igboayaka O. Igboayaka advised that security operatives should execute their Constitutional duties on Saturday 1st October, 2022 peacefully and devoid of bloodshed, whatsoever.

The Council, in a release signed by its National President, Comr. Igboayaka O. Igboayaka and made available to newsmen, Friday 30th September 2022, insisted that the youths and every Nigerian in general had the right to exercise their Civic Rights and Responsibilities “and therefore must not be subjected to any form of assault or brutality by anyone, whosoever while they exercise same.”

He therefore insisted that the youth body would not tolerate any form of intimidation or victimisation of anyone of the participants in the course one million match slated for tomorrow, Saturday, October 1, in lagos state, in the honour of Peter Obi’s presidential candidacy.

The apex youth body, without mincing words, threatened that any harm inflicted on any Nigerian youth becomes an injury to all and must, as a matter of urgency and necessity, be treated as one, saying “and the entire youths of Nigeria will not take such dastardly act with a pinch of salt.”

Continuing, Igboayaka said “we are calling upon the Nigerian police, the DSS, the military and all other security agencies all over the country to ensure that none of our youths nor any of the participants in the four million man march tolding in Lagos state comes under any form of harm or mistreatment. We will not take it lightly with the security body or anyone who perpetrates; all we’re asking for is to allow our youths rights to freedom of expression and association. Let them exercise their civic right; it’s their right of citizens of this country”, Igboayaka insisted.

Comrade Igboayaka regretted that the heavy armed security men sighted in Lagos Environs seems like a state of war, stressing that Nigeria security agents shouldn’t allow APC led federal government to use them against Nigerians that are mobilizing to save Nigeria from collapsing in hand of APC government.

Nigeria security agents should bear in mind that they are among the suffering Nigerians, and their children needs a better future in a secured Country, therefore they should discharge their duty OBIdiently to support this democratic revolution that will bring good fortunes in Nigeria, Comr. Igboayaka concluded.

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