The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has stated that he has not received any letter of apology from the British government, concerning a detention note he was served by immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in London.
The former Anambra Governor made this known through a statement issued by the Head, Media and Communications of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade.
The statement reads: “We have been receiving inquiries with regards to a so-called apology, purportedly issued by the British Government or any of its agencies, to our Principal Mr. Peter Obi, in respect of a routine Immigration engagement with him, as he arrived London, for a brief visit, last Friday, the 7th of April.
“We would like to state emphatically that we are not aware of any such apology, and have not issued any statement whatsoever, in that regard.
“While we continue to examine any dubious or political motive, on the part of the perpetrators of the identity theft,
“We have every confidence in the ability of the British authorities to resolve the matter, to a conclusion.
“Mr. Peter Obi and the LP/PCC have since moved on from the incident and continue to be focused on the legal processes before the Election Petition Tribunal towards the recovery of our mandate, which we are firmly convinced, was overwhelmingly expressed by voters, in the Presidential election of February 25th.”
It was reported on Premium Politics that the Spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign, Daniel Bwala, said the British government had apologized to Obi, for serving him an illegal detention note at Heathrow Airport.
It would be recalled that Mr. Obi had on Friday, accosted by an immigration official at Heathrow Airport in London, and handed a detention note.
The Politician was later released, after being interrogated for identity duplication, which implies that someone was impersonating him, in London.
However, Bwala had taken to his Twitter account on Thursday, claiming that the British government has sent a letter of apology to the LP candidate, for serving him an illegal detention note, in London.
“British government apologized to Peter Obi for illegally serving him a detention note.
“Can you now put a ‘respek’ on his name? We are now waiting for the US government to apologize to Tinubu for illegally collecting the forfeited dollars.
“Asiwaju fans oya start throwing the insults,” he tweeted.