By Miftaudeen Raji
A supporter of Peter Obi, the Labor Party’s presidential candidate, who has not yet been identified, was amputated after the attack that occurred at the grand finale of the party’s presidential campaign rally in Lagos last week.
Obi/Datti Presidential Campaign Council Director General Akin Osuntokun revealed this while speaking on Channels Television’s The 2023 Verdict on Tuesday.
Osuntokun expressed doubts about the presidential elections scheduled for Saturday.
According to him, the repression of voters through violence continued to be a worrisome factor for the polls.
Osuntokun added that the case of overvoting recorded in the Osun State elections was another worrying factor.
Recall that the Lagos police confirmed that no fewer than four people were injured in an attack on Obi supporters.
State police public relations officer Benjamin Hundeyin described the incident as regrettable.
According to the police, the attack occurred in the Ilasan area of the Eti-Osa local government.
However, Osuntokun said: “I will not rate the preparation 100 percent, there are some factors that challenge that conclusion. The bias towards voter suppression through violence, we’ve been victims of that, especially in Lagos.
“The INEC people actually responded to people looking for their PVCs in a discriminatory way and when we had the demonstration in Lagos, our supporters were prevented in certain areas from coming to Tafawa Balewa square and some were injured. As we speak, one of them has had his hand amputated.
“So when you take this into consideration, you can’t be sure that this is going to work well.
“And as I once pointed out, the fact that the BVAS or the introduction of electronic transmission in the system is supposed to prevent the possibility of excessive voting, but according to the court ruling on the Osun state election that it was held a while ago, the court annulled the PDP victory for excess votes, now where does that come in?