COSEYL, the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, has denounced the actions of an unidentified man who invaded the Labour Party campaign rally in Oyo carrying a dagger.
According to NenyKo, a video of a man arrested with a dagger on the campaign trail in Ibadan, Oyo State’s capital, has been making the rounds on social media.
A tweep, @BishopPOEvang who first posted the video, alleged that the suspect was standing where the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi was expected to pass.
He wrote, “How we unarmed a guy who was not a security personnel today. He was standing on the way @peterobi would pass. @BishopPOEvang noticed it and called in secretary operatives”
Reacting, COSEYL in a statement issued by its president general, Goodluck Ibem accused supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC of plotting to harm Obi.
The statement reads partly: “We warn those assassins who parade as politicians to bury such evil thought of planning any evil on Peter Obi because there will be dire consequences if any little scratch touches Peter Obi’s skin.
“Peter Obi is the face of the new Nigeria which Nigerians are waiting for to move them to the Promised land.
“We, therefore, demand an independent investigation of that young man who came with a dagger to assassinate Mr Peter Obi in Ibadan LP rally and was arrested by the security operatives.”
Efforts to reach the Oyo Police Command for reactions proved abortive as the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso failed to pick up his calls.