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How UK Immigration Officers detained Peter Obi for ‘duplication offence’ at Heathrow –Media Office

Mr. Peter Obi (Inset) Photo Collage: ENigeriaNG

*Diran Onifade, Spokesman of the Labour Party Campaign Council, reveals the UK immigration officers at Heathrow Airport, in London, questioned and detained Peter Obi for a ‘duplication offence’, suggesting someone has been impersonating him in the foreign country

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

The Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Office has disclosed how and why the United Kingdom (UK) immigration personnel harassed and detained Mr. Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP) in the February 25, 2023 election at the Heathrow Airport.

Diran Onifade, Spokesman for the party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), who said this in a statement issued Wednesday, April 12, noted that Obi was detained and questioned for a duplication offence

This offence suggests that someone had been impersonating Mr. Obi in London, UK.

Onifade also stated the party’s Presidential Candidate, who just returned from London, where he celebrated Easter, was saved by the spontaneous reaction of Nigerians at Heathrow Airport.

The statement further related that Obi had arrived the Heathrow Airport, in London, from Nigeria on Good Friday, April 7, and joined the queue for the necessary airport protocols when he was accosted by immigration official who handed him a detention note and told him to step aside.

Onifade stated: “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 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 to those present Obi was being questioned, he noted.

Implications of impersonation offence

The Spokesman as well said that the high implication of the offence 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 said: “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.”

The Obi-Datti Media Office said its principal had been under all kinds of attacks since the February 25 Presidential election in Nigeria.

Obi came third out of 18 contestants, as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

However, the LP Campaign Office in the statement said its “supporters and many other election watchers, including international observers believe very strongly that he won the election but was manipulated out.”

The campaign office further stated that since Obi was told to go to court if he feels strongly about the election, there have been severe attacks on him from all corners.

It alleged: “Even Federal Government who directed him to go to court even despatched the Minister of Information Lai Mohammad to the United States (US) 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.”

The statement also noted: “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’s 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 party’s Media Office statement said, “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 further stated that Nigerians must know that in the face of the flurry of unwarranted attacks and cogs being placed in the wheel of rescuing the nation, Obi strongly believes that a new Nigeria is possible where the people will be able to live in a secure and productive country they will all be proud to own.

According to him, in the meantime, Peter Obi is back in the country, and has continued his charity work visiting health and educational institutions making donations, and bagging awards.

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