Obi Debunks Rumoured Apology From British Government, Distances Self From Any Statement In That Regard

Obi Debunks Rumoured Apology From British Government, Distances Self From Any Statement In That Regard

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the just concluded presidential election in Nigeria, has declared as false, the rumoured apology from the Government of Britain.

The internet space was recently awashed with reports of Obi’s alleged harassment and detention by British authorities at the Heathrow Airport, London, over a case of impersonation.

Obi was released after hours of detention and questioning by the authorities.

The development has attracted a lot of reactions from Nigerians.

Daniel Bwala, Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign spokesman had stated that the British government tendered an apology to Mr. Obi over his detention in London.

“British government apologised to Peter Obi for illegally serving him a detention note.

“Can you now put a ‘respek’ on his name? We are now waiting for US government to apologise to Tinubu for illegally collecting the forfeited dollars.

“Asiwaju fans oya start throwing the insults,” Bwala said

However, responding via Diran Onifade, the Head of Media and Communications of the Labour Party presidential campaign council, Obi stated that he was not aware of any apology from the British government.

He expressed his belief in the ability of the British authorities to handle the matter, adding that he had moved on from the incident.

According to Onifade: “We have been receiving enquiries with regards to a so called apology, purportedly issued by the British Government or any of its agencies, to our Principal Mr Peter Obi, in respect of a routine Immigration engagement with him, as he arrived London, for a brief visit, last Friday, the 7th of April.

“We would like to state emphatically that we are not aware of any such apology, and have not issued any statement whatsoever, in that regard.

“While we continue to examine any dubious or political motive, on the part of the perpetrators of the identity theft,

“we have every confidence in the ability of the British authorities to resolve the matter, to conclusion.

“Mr Peter Obi and the LP/PCC have since moved on from the incident and continue to be totally focused;

“…on the legal processes before the Election Petition Tribunal towards the recovery of our mandate, which we are firmly convinced, was overwhelmingly expressed by voters, in the Presidential election of February 25th,” Onifade tweeted.