How Obidients ‘Rescued’ Peter Obi At London Airport
But for the intervention of his supporters known as Obidients, Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, Labour Party Presidential Candidate, would have spent more hours in detention.
Daily Trust had reported how Obi was detained over alleged impersonation.
According to the spokesman for the Campaign Council, Diran Onifade, Obi was detained and questioned for a duplication offense which suggests that someone has been impersonating him in London.
According to Onifade, the LP’s Presidential Candidate who is just back from London, where he celebrated Easter, was saved by the “spontaneous reaction” of Nigerians, supposedly his supporters, at Heathrow Airport.
“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 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,” Onifade said.