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Fani-Kayode Reacts To News Of Arrest And Detention Of Peter Obi In UK

The Spokesperson of Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the trending news of arrest and detention of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi in the United Kingdom.

Obi became a fresh subject of discussion on social media early on Wednesday after his close ally, Professor Chinyere Okunna disclosed that he was arrested and interrogated at the London Airport.

According to the story, Peter Obi had travelled to the Queen’s land to attend a London church invitation on Friday last week. On getting to the Heathrow Airport, he joined the queue in order to be cleared by the immigration officers.

But when it got to his turn, he was ordered out of the queue and detained for several hours. The officials after a lengthy interrogation told him he is being impersonated and his identity has been duplicated in the UK.

Professor Okunna revealed this to Journalists on Wednesday after getting all the gist from Peter Obi during their meeting at an event in Anambra on Tuesday.

The development has however been generating reactions by Nigerians.

Reacting to the news, the former Minister of Aviation who is the director of New Media for Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council, said Obi was accosted, detained and deported to Nigeria like a common criminal.

He said he ought to have called his Englander or little diva to put in a word for him.

Fani-Kayode made the reaction on his verified twitter handle on Wednesday evening.

He wrote: “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?”

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