“It’s a Joke”: ObiDatti Campaign Organisation Reacts to Call for Peter Obi, Datti’s Arrest by Festus Keyamo

“It’s a Joke”: ObiDatti Campaign Organisation Reacts to Call for Peter Obi, Datti’s Arrest by Festus Keyamo

  • The ObiDatti Media Campaign Organisation has reacted to the call for the arrest of Peter Obi and his running mate
  • The organisation said Festus Keyamo, who is the minister of state for Labour and Employment, could not be taken seriously
  • According to the ObiDatti organisation, Keyamo closed his eyes to the threats by MC Oluomo during the 2023 governorship polls in Lagos state

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The call for the arrest of the Labour Party's 2023 presidential candidate Peter Obi and his running by the minister of state for Labour and Employment has been described as a joke.

Diran Onifade, the head of the ObiDatti media campaign office, said Festus Keyamo's petition to the State Security Services (SSS) could not be taken seriously.

Onifade also described Keyamo as an individual desperately working to gain political relevance within Nigeria's polity.

Festus Keyamo, Peter Obi, Obidatti, 2023 presidential election
The ObiDatti media office has urged Nigerians not to take the call for Peter Obi's arrest seriously. Photo: Peter Obi, Festus Keyamo
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He noted that the petition and call for the arrest and prosecution of Obi and Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, his running mate, are unworthy of a response.

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His words:

“Such a call is a huge joke nobody should take seriously.
“Datti is a free citizen of this country and entitled to his fundamental right of freedom of expression. Datti never called for insurrection or any act envisaging treason.
“Keyamo talked about healing, which means Nigeria is sick, that means he recognised that February 25, which announced his principal as the president-elect and the March 18 state elections were marred by blatant rigging, high-level violence, voters suppression and intimidation orchestrated by his party."

The media officer urged Keyamo to use the same energy to report MC Oluomo, officially known as Musiliu Akinsanya, the chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages, who threatened Igbos and non-All Progressives Congress supporters during the 2023 governorship election in Lagos state.

Onifade's words:

“Surprisingly Keyamo who claims to be a ‘patriotic citizen’ closed his eyes to the ethnic and tribal vitriolic by his party and their supporters against non-Yorubas in Lagos.
“The so-called ‘patriotic citizen’ didn’t report MC Oluomo who told Igbos not to vote in Lagos.
“After the shameful Chatam House appearance of Keyamo’s principal, his principal was recorded telling key supporters to fight, snattch, grab and run with ballot boxes which were exactly what happened in the elections. Why didn’t Keyamo the ‘patriotic citizen’ report to the DSS."

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 Labour Party's Peter Obi.

The minister of state for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, made the call on Thursday, March 23.

Keyamo also called for the arrest and prosecution of Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, the 2023 vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

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The call was made to Nigerians across the world by the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing.

According to the High Commissioner, Nigeria's politics is fascinating, and there is evidence that the nation's democracy has evolved.

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