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Peter Obi of the Labour Party is detained by UK immigration on suspicion of impersonation.
Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in Nigeria’s 25 February election, was reportedly detained by UK immigration officials at Heathrow Airport for an alleged duplication offense. According to Obi’s media office, he was accused of having an imposter in the country, which could lead to illicit activity in his name.
The LP claimed that Obi’s political opponents had planted impersonators to tarnish his reputation. Nigerians at Heathrow Airport immediately protested Obi’s detention by raising their voices in opposition to the act.
The treatment of Peter Obi by UK immigration officials has been criticized.
The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital Communication, Bashir Ahmad, has condemned the treatment of Peter Obi by UK immigration officials. Ahmad deemed Obi’s detention reprehensible and demanded that the British government explain the incident’s circumstances.
In addition, he questioned whether the detained individual was a genuine Obi or an imposter. Director of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council’s New Media subcommittee, Femi Fani-Kayode, mocked Obi’s encounter with immigration officers.
Poor @PeterObi! Accosted, detained & deported back to Nigeria like a common criminal by the British authorities? Why didn’t you say “yes daddy” to the immigration officer? Or better still why didn’t you call the little Englander or the little diva to put in a word for you.
Labour Party asserts Obi’s opponents followed him to the United Kingdom to implicate him.
The Presidential Campaign Council of the Labour Party has accused Peter Obi’s political opponents of deploying imposters to implicate him in the United Kingdom.
Obi’s media team reported that he was detained by UK immigration officials at Heathrow Airport for impersonation, insinuating that someone has been impersonating him in London. The offense implies that the impersonator may perpetrate serious crimes and other questionable acts in Obi’s name.
The statement continued by stating that Obi could be implicated in a series of illegal acts and framed in an extremely embarrassing manner for him, his family, and his political party.
Obi’s detention by British immigration elicits responses.
Peter Obi’s detention by British immigration officials has continued to elicit outrage from concerned citizens. The Labour Party characterized the act as an attempt by Obi’s political adversaries to frame him by planting impersonators to perpetrate crimes in his name.
Bashir Ahmad, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital Communication, demanded that the British government explain the incident’s circumstances. Director of the New Media sub-committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode, mocked Obi, implying that he should have contacted a “little Englander” or a “little diva” to vouch for him. At Heathrow Airport, Nigerians also demonstrated against Obi’s detention.