The petition by Festus Keyamo, a spokesman for President-elect Ahmed Tinubu, requesting the detention of LP Presidential candidate Peter Obi and his running mate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, over an alleged treasonable felony, has been rejected by the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council as a desperate attempt to gain political relevance.
The spokesperson for the LP PCC, Dr Yunusa Tanko said this in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday.
He responded to Keyamo’s request that security agencies detain the LP candidates for allegedly laying the groundwork for an uprising against the Nigerian State in response to the declaration of Tinubu as the country’s next president.
“Datti is a free citizen of this country and entitled to his basic right of Freedom of Expression,” Tanko remarked.
“Datti never called for insurrection or any act envisaging treason.
When Keyamo spoke of healing, he was acknowledging that Nigeria was ill and that both the state elections on March 18 and the announcement of his principal as president-elect on February 25 had been tainted by obvious fraud, severe violence, voter suppression, and intimidation carried out by his party.
Surprisingly, Keyamo, who calls himself a ‘patriotic citizen,’ chose to ignore the racism and tribalism that his party and its supporters were committing against Non-Yoruba in Lagos.
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