Operatives of the Ebonyi State Police Command on Saturday morning reportedly dispersed supporters of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, under the umbrella of the OBI-dient movement who gathered at the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki for the one-million-march .
A source at the venue said men of the Nigeria Police Force teargas Obi’s supporters, who numbered over 1,000.
The incident was said to have caused both human and vehicular traffic on the popular Old Enugu Road, in the capital city.
A supporter of the Obi-dient movement, Steve Ugama, said aside dispersing and tear-gassing the supporters, about five of his colleagues have been arrested by the police.
He said, “This is inhuman and undemocratic. We have gathered here this morning for our peaceful March, all of a sudden, the police came and started tear-gassing us and arresting our people.
“They said we can’t hold the march, because Governor David Umahi asked them to stop us, that we can’t hold it. About four or our colleague have been arrested. We need help here.”