The Department of State Services is said to have detained a coordinator for the event in Lagos State organized by Peter Obi’s Labor Party supporters.
The coordinator, known as Joseph Onuorah, was detained when he arrived in Lagos early on Saturday morning after traveling from France.
“Upon his arrival in Lagos, DSS detained Joseph Onuorah, the coordinator for the Obi rally in Lagos. He is reportedly traveling from France to Lagos for the Obi Rally “said a witness.
On Saturday, demonstrations were staged in major cities around the nation in support of Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi.
The LP candidate supporters, popularly called “Obi-dients” were seen gathering in critical locations across Nigeria, including Lagos, Kaduna, Abia, and Edo state.
It was gathered that In Lagos, the supporters started the walk from the Admiralty Junction moving through the major road in Lekki.
They stopped at every junction, carrying flags, banners, and other paraphernalia as they marched towards the Jakande, Elegushi axis, ostensibly to avoid clashes with the police already stationed at the Lekki Toll Gate.
Recall that a Lagos court on Wednesday ruled against the convergence of the rally on Lekki Toll Gate.
The court also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, to ensure compliance with the order.
The rally, according to the conveners, is to garner organic support for the LP presidential candidate ahead of next February’s general elections.
Obi, a 61-year-old former governor of Anambra State, is running alongside Datti Baba-Ahmed.