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Terror Alert: Obi gives condition for suspending rallies

Emeka Obasi, the media aide to Labour Party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has given a condition for possibly suspending its rallies.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the US had issued a security advisory alert, especially to its citizens in Abuja, with the Department of State Services (DSS) asking Nigerians to remain calm.

Reacting, Obi’s media aide believes campaigns and rallies should not be sacrificed for human lives.

“These are human lives we are talking about. I think it is high time all the presidential candidates in this election sat the president down and discuss the insecurity issue. Otherwise, it is not going to be business as usual for people to go out anyhow for rallies,” Punch quotes Obasi as saying.

“What if along the way, something happens to some people? Imagine if a bomb blast goes off somewhere, every party, not just LP, is likely to postpone or cancel their campaign outright. Insecurity is a very serious issue.

“On our part, we are not taking the security alert lightly because this is coming directly from the US Intelligence.

“For an American government to issue a such alert, it is not for nothing. Terror is terror everywhere. Nobody is safe.

“This is why I mentioned earlier that my principal is not something that will ignore this kind of threat and pretend all is well.

“But I can assure you that if there are some flashpoints or areas that are not safe for the campaign, my principal will stop it. He doesn’t like risking people’s lives.”

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