POSN lauds Nigerians that defended Peter Obi at Heathrow, says APC responsible for his ordeal


The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, (APC), which is the ruling party in Nigeria as well as officials of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) are brains behind the cloning of the identity of Mr. Peter Obi in Britain, resulting in his arrest and detention by UK immigration officers at Heathrow Airport in London, on Good Friday, last week.

POSN also praised the Nigerians at the airport that defended Obi, until he was released by the UK immigration on the said day.

Similarly, Daniel Bwala, the presidential spokesperson to Atiku Abubakar 2023 campaign organisation, has claimed that the impersonator of Peter Obi at the London airport was issued the passport by the Nigerian Immigration.

Bwala, a legal practitioner, in a tweet on Friday, alleged that “one fact is clear, the impersonator was issued the passport by the Nigerian Immigration.”

Bwala said that the Nigerian Immigration authority has the bio data and details about the impersonator.

He wrote: “One fact is clear, the impersonator was issued the passport by the Nigerian Immigration.They have his bio data and details about him. Peter Obi should sue the Nigerian government in court and compel them to smoke the man out and whoever may be using him for the smear campaign.”

POSN, however, in a statement issued on Friday, April 14, and signed by FCC Onwuasoanya Jones of its Directorate of Strategic Communications, expressed shock at the extent the APC government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, is determined to neutralise the influence of Obi, whom it sees as a nightmare and the main threat to the stolen presidential mandate.

According to the statement, “From spending billions of naira paying lobbyists and sponsoring propaganda teams to the USA and UK, the Buhari-led APC government has now graduated to sponsoring a clone of Peter Obi in the UK in its desperation to demonise a man widely recognised as the conscience of the nation.” 

The POSN stated that the passport with which the fake Peter Obi obtained UK Visa, must have been issued by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), adding: “It is instructive that the Nigerian government has remained silent on Obi’s unwarranted Heathrow Airport ordeal, one full week after the regrettable incident”.

POSN said that though unfortunate, Obi’s underserved humiliation at Heathrow Airport has its positive sides. “It provided Nigerians at the airport an opportunity to rise in defence of their hero and they did so – for which we’ll eternally be grateful. It also has exposed the dirty anti-Obi schemes of the APC government as the whole world now knows that whatever crime is committed by the fake Peter Obi has nothing to do with the one and only Peter Gregory Obi, who is universally known and respected for his unimpeachable integrity,” POSN said. 

The Peter Obi Support Network also urged the federal government and the APC to stop wasting scarce resources seeking Obi’s downfall, adding: “Rather than be discouraged, this can only make Obi more resolute in recovering his stolen mandate through the judicial process and in rededicating himself to the crucial task on helping to birth a new Nigeria, which, of course, is very much POssible.” 

Recall that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is challenging the declaration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the 25th February election.

Obi has since returned to Nigeria and has been going about his mission peacefully.
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