- The Labour Party (LP) has debunked the rumours that the plane meant to convey Peter Obi and other party chieftains to the Oyo state rally was impounded
- Diran Onifade, head of media for the LP campaign, said the plane was grounded for “regulatory reasons”
- The LP campaign spokesman added that despite the situation, the party’s scheduled rally in Ibadan would proceed as planned
Peter Obi, the party's presidential candidate, and his entourage were heading to Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja when the incident allegedly happened.
TheCable reported that Diran Onifade, head of media for the LP campaign, made this known in a statement released on Wednesday, November 23.
Why Peter Obi's plane was grounded, Onifade reveals
According to Onifade, the plane meant to convey the LP chieftains was grounded for “regulatory reasons”.
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He asked supporters of the LP to ignore “mischievous rumours” suggesting the plane had been impounded.
The LP campaign spokesman said the party’s scheduled rally in Ibadan would proceed as planned.
“The Obidient plane was grounded today by the powers that be “for regulatory reasons” only. Please ignore any mischievous rumour. Our massive rally in Ibadan is going on as planned,” the statement reads.
"$28million bribe": Is Governor Soludo paid to jeopardise Peter Obi’s campaign? APGA speaks
In another report, the Anambra state chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has uncovered an alleged scheme aimed at pinning a false allegation of a $28million bribe received by Governor Charles Soludo from Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
According to APGA, the alleged fraudulent scheme will come in the form of a fake article with the narrative that Governor Soludo received the bribe in a bid to jeopardise the presidential campaign Obi.
The national coordinator of the APGA Renaissance, Uchenna Chukwuka, confirmed this to reporters in Awka, the Anambra state capital.