Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has announced its intention to sue President Muhammadu Buhari over reports of intimidation of supporters of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, at the Obidient rally that was held over the weekend.
Announcing the development in a tweet on Wednesday, SERAP disclosed that it will be suing President Buharu alongside the Nigerian police.
“BREAKING: We’re suing the Buhari administration and Nigeria Police Force over reports of intimidation and attacks on supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate in some parts of the country. Everyone has the right to participation and assembly,” a tweet by SERAP read.
Recall that supporters of Peter Obi over the weekend held rallies across several cities in the country. However, reports of intimidation by men of the Nigerian police force followed the rally that was held on Saturday.
In the build-up to the 2023 presidential election, supporters of the various political parties have continued to hold rallies to support their candidates. However, the police in Lagos had warned Obi’s supporters’ against gathering at the tollgate.
Despite the warnings, Obi’s supporters went ahead with their rallies amid heavy security presence.