Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has cried out over purported arrest and harassment of his supporters by security agents.
Obi, in series of tweets on Tuesday, said peaceful assembly and unfettered electioneering campaigns were constitutionally guaranteed.
“Both and other ordered liberties cannot be breached wilfully by security agents.
“Recent reports of ‘OBIdients’ being silently arrested by some security agents is extremely disturbing and condemnable.
“We must ensure that everyone is given a level playing field in the forthcoming elections, and that no eligible Nigerian, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation is disenfranchised, more so through violence and intimidation. I call on the Federal and State agencies to remind their operatives on the need to respect civil liberties,” he said.
However, Obi said if elected, his administration would have zero tolerance for corruption; block leakages and cut the cost of governance.
“Our total commitment to transparency and accountability in government business is the only credible way to achieve limited to zero corruption.
“Diaspora communities are increasingly part of the foreign relations architecture. They serve as informal ambassadors and help with in advancing development in their home countries.
“Beyond their vital role of sending foreign remittances back home, the Diaspora are increasingly involved in advancing technology and skill transfer, strengthening democracy, opening up global supply chains, trade and foreign direct investment, education and research as well as healthcare delivery.
“The Nigeria Diaspora represents a broad segment of Nigeria’s human development capital. With that population, the Diaspora family has the capacity to catapult any nation to greatness,” he stated.