Why Peter Obi was detained at London airport — campaign office explains

Why Peter Obi was detained at London airport — campaign office explains

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has been detained in London, United Kingdom, where he celebrated Easter.

This was confirmed in a statement by the Head, Obi-Datti Media, Mr. Diran Onifade.

Onifade said on Wednesday that the Labour Party key man was harassed by London immigration officials and placed on detention.

He said Obi landed at the Heathrow Airport in London from Nigeria on Good Friday, April 7, 2023, and joined the queue for the necessary Airport protocols when he was accosted by immigration officials who handed him a detention note and told him to step aside.

“He was questioned for a long time, and it was very strange for a man who lived for over a decade in that country.

“The high implication of the offense is that the impersonator could be committing all kinds of weighty crimes and other dubious acts and it would be recorded in Obi’s name,” Onifade said.

Onifade added that the former Anambra State governor was detained and questioned for a duplication offense and suggested that someone must have been impersonating Obi in London.

“Since the impersonator is still at large, the scenario is unimaginable as Obi could be implicated in a series of forbidden acts and even be framed in a manner that could be a huge embarrassment to him, his family, his party, the obidient Movement, and indeed Nigeria, where he currently and indisputably remains the conscience of the people,” Onifade said.

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Onifade recalled that Obi has been under all kinds of attack, since the February 25th, 2023 presidential election.

“Since he was told to go to court if he feels strongly about the election which all international monitors chorused were flawed and full of imperfections and he accepted, there have been severe attacks on him from all corners.

“Even the Federal Government who directed him to go to court even despatched the Minister of Information Lai Mohammad to the United States to attempt at de-marketing him and accused him of treason.

“Obi’s telephone line was also bugged when they were possibly looking for information to portray him badly before a section of the country who had voted for him massively.

“As if they were not getting the desired results of denting his image, and possibly placing the traducers under a heavier conscience load, they tried to persuade him to leave the country and go take a rest.

“It is also not impossible that those urging him to leave the country may have planted the impersonators ostensibly to tar the Eagle’s immaculate appearance.

“The Obi-Datti Media office will like to therefore assure all persons of goodwill especially the Obidients that the Rock is not deterred as he is ready to suffer the pain and remain even more determined to pursue whichever path his creator destined for him in Nigeria,” Onifade said.

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