Big Trouble for Peter Obi as Buhari's Top Minister Petitions SSS, Calls for His Arrest
- The State Security Services (SSS) has been urged to arrest and prosecute the Labour Party Peter Obi
- The call was made by the minister of labour and employment Festus Keyamo on Thursday, March 23
- Keyamo also called for the arrest and prosecution of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, who was the 2023 vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party
The minister of labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has called for the arrest of Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his running mate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
The Nation reports that Keyamo in a petition to the State Security Services (SSS) called for the prosecution of Obi and Datti for “incitement and treasonable felony”.
Keyamo accused the Obi and Datti of making inflammatory comments capable of causing rebellion.
In the petition addressed to the director-general of SSS, Keyamo said:
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“In a post-election period such as this, there is a need to soothe frayed nerves, lower the temperature and begin the healing process” but complained that the LP candidates fell short of this.
“The President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu stated this effect a few days ago. However, it appears the President and Vice-Presidential Candidates of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed are not prepared to toe this conciliatory path for the sake of peace and national cohesion, whilst exercising their rights to pursue duly laid down constitutional means of addressing their grievances.”
Protesters hit streets of Abuja, call for immediate sack of INEC chairman, cancellation of presidential poll
President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to immediately sack the chairman of the Independent National Commission (INEC).
The call was made to the president by some group of protesters under the platform of the Free Nigeria Movement on Tuesday, March 21.
Members of the group also called on the president to cancel Saturday, February 25, a presidential election which saw the emergence of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as the president-elect.
Despite controversies, British High Commissioner urges Nigerians to be proud of 2023 presidential election
Nigerians have been urged to be proud of the Saturday, February 25, presidential and National Assembly elections.
The call was made to Nigerians across the world by British High Commissioner Catriona Laing.
According to the High Commissioner, Nigeria's politics is quite fascinating and there is evidence that the nation's democracy has evolved.