Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) on Wednesday demanded explanation by the British High Commission over unlawful detention of Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi during the general elections held on February 25, 2023 in Nigeria.
The group in a statement issued after reported detention of Presidential candidate of Labour Party in the media wondered how could someone who had stayed in United Kingdom (UK) for a decade be detained by the immigration officers considering his reputation an international businessman.
POSN urged UK immigration not to be used by anyone on issue relating to Nigeria internal politics in order to score cheap political goal.
The statement reads, ” Our attention has been drawn to media reports circulation online media platform about the detention of our Presidential candidate, Peter Obi by the United Kingdom’s immigration authorities during the Easter break when he arrived at Heathrow Airport in London from Nigeria.
” It is amazing that the UK immigration would detained somebody like Peter Obi who had stayed in United Kingdom for decade without any criminal record. Last year, Peter Obi held a meeting with the former Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson at at 10 Downing St., London on May 23, 2022.
” Peter Obi is international businessman of good reputation which should not be subjected to any form of ridicule .
” It is on this note that we urge UK immigration not to allow themselves to be used for internal politics of Nigeria while we are still waiting for official response of the UK Immigration and British High Commission in Nigeria on the matter.”