How ‘Obidients’ stage rescue mission for Peter Obi after detention by UK immigration officials

File Photo: PEter Obi Arrives London to Meet UK Prime Minister at No. 10, Downing Street

Obi’s supporters, also known as Obidients, intervened to prevent Labour Party Presidential Candidate Peter Obi from spending more hours in detention over alleged impersonation.

Reports had earlier stated that Obi was detained at Heathrow Airport in London on charges of duplication, indicating that someone had been impersonating him in the UK.

Diran Onifade, spokesman for the Campaign Council, explained that Obi’s questioning was a result of the alleged offense.

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However, the spontaneous reaction of Obi’s supporters at the airport saved him from further detention, following his return from an Easter celebration trip in London.

“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.

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“The immigration officials who were also taken aback at the reaction of the people were forced to reveal that Obi was being questioned for a ‘DUPLICATION offense’ meaning that someone has been impersonating him in London.

“The high 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,” Onifade said.