Femi Fani-Kayode, the director of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council’s New Media subcommittee, made fun of Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s president candidate, for his interaction with immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.
Fani-Kayode, in a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, said Obi was accosted, detained and deported back to Nigeria like a commoner by the British authorities.
His tweet reads, “!Accosted, detained & deported back to Nigeria like a common … 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.”
Recall that earlier on Wednesday, the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Office issued a statement claiming that Obi had allegedly been harassed by immigration agents at the Heathrow Airport.
According to the Campaign Council’s spokesman, Diran Onifade, Obi was held and questioned for a duplicate crime, suggesting that someone may have been using the name Obi in London.
Obi, according to Onifade, just got back from London, where he spent Easter, and was saved by the impromptu action of Nigerians at Heathrow Airport.
He claims that on Good Friday, April 7, 2023, Obi traveled from Nigeria to London’s Heathrow Airport and queued up for the required airport procedures when he was approached by an immigration official who gave him a detention note and told him to move aside.
He said, “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,” Onifade added.
He further rthat 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.
Onifade expressed concern that the 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.
He 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 claimed that since the February 25, 2023, presidential election, its principal has been the target of several attacks.