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Why Peter Obi Was Detained In UK Airport – Diran Onifade | READ DETAILS


Why Peter Obi Was Detained In UK Airport – Diran Onifade | READ DETAILS

The head of Media, Obi-Datti presidential campaign council, Mr. Diran Onifade, on Wednesday, revealed that Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the just concluded election was on Friday, April 7, 2023 detained by Immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.

Peter Obi
file photo of Peter Obi in an airport

According to a statement released by Onifade, Obi on arrival at the Heathrow Airport from Nigeria, joined the queue for the necessary Airport protocols when he was accosted by immigration official who handed him a detention note and requested that he step aside.


Onifade said Obi was detained for hours before he was informed that he was being detained over double identity as someone was impersonating him.

The LP Presidential candidate in the February 25 Presidential poll arrived 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.



“Since Obi’s face was already an international frame, especially for Nigerians, Africans home, and in the Diaspora who are likely to be Obidients, the people quickly raised their voices wondering why he was being delayed.

“The immigration officials who were also taken aback at the reaction of the people were forced to reveal that Obi was being questioned for a duplication offense, meaning that someone has been impersonating him in London.

“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” the statement read in part.

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Onifade recalled the tribulations Obi has faced since he filed a petition against the presidential election result and alleged that ” those urging Obi to leave Nigeria, may have planted the impersonators” to tarnish his image.

“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 added.

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