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Governorship election: Peter Obi condemns attack on electorate

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Labor Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi has condemned the attacks on the electorate during last Saturday’s governorship election.

Obi, who shared some gory images of the attack on his Twitter page on Thursday, said it is heartbreaking that citizens who simply went out to exercise their civic duties and vote for candidates of their choice were brutalised and attacked in such a horrendous and vicious manner.

He queried security agencies for failing to protect citizens during the election but were quick to arrest citizens using their right to free speech on social media.

“It is equally disheartening that the security agencies with the constitutional duty of preventing and detecting crime have not made the arrest of the criminals who perpetrated these brutal acts a primary focus but were instead quick to detect and arrest citizens who are using their right to free speech and social media to condemn the wrongdoings of our supposed leaders.

“Protection of lives and properties is the primary responsibility of government and this responsibility must be sacrosanct including in our dear country”, he said.

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