British govt ‘apologised’ to Peter Obi over illegal detention — Atiku’s aide
Spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign,
Daniel Bwala, has said the British government apologised to Labour Party
presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over his detention at Heathrow Airport.
Recall that Obi was, on Friday, accosted by an immigration
official at the Heathrow Airport in London, and handed a detention note.
In a statement on Wednesday by the spokesman for the
Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, the LP presidential candidate was later
released after being questioned for identity duplication, which suggests that
someone had been impersonating Obi in London.
Taking to his Twitter account on Thursday, Bwala claimed
that the British government has apologised to Obi for illegally serving him a
He wrote: “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
“Asiwaju fans oya start throwing the insults.”
However, a well-placed member of the Obi/Datti presidential
campaign council could not confirm that the British government tendered an
apology to Obi for the aforesaid incident.
Also, when the UK Immigration office was contacted on the
matter, it said it does not speak to individual issues.
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