Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has taken to the microblogging platform, Twitter to react to the attack on one of his supporters in Nasarawa State.
The victim, Joshua Alamu was said to have been attacked on Saturday by some hoodlums suspected to be from the opposition camp.
Naija News understands that the attack took place when Obi supporters were going about sensitizing people ahead of the 2023 general elections.
One of Obi’s supporters, Jamilu Sufi, had taken to Twitter to post a photo of the seriously injured Joshua while receiving treatment.
“Dear @PoliceNG, Our attention has been drawn on the attack to Mr. Joshua Alamu, at Nasarawa State during @NgLabour sensitization yesterday, we call on you to protect the life of our citizen and bring perpetrators to book,” the netizen tweeted.
Reacting to the development, the former Governor of Anambra State who is seeking to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, decried the gruesome attack meted on his supporters.
The presidential hopeful said the Nigerian civic and political space must remain open for the citizens to exercise their constitutional rights of freedom of assembly. He said physical attacks on individuals exercising such rights were utterly unacceptable.
“Once again, I wish to stress that Nigerian civic and political space must remain open for the Nigerian people to exercise their Constitutional rights of freedom of assembly. Physical attacks on individuals exercising such rights are utterly unacceptable,” Obi tweeted.
This article was originally published on Naija News