Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, says he has not received any apology from the British government over his detention by immigration officials at Heathrow Airport in London on Friday.
Obi made this clear through a statement by the Head, Media and Communications of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Diran Onifade.
The statement reads, “We have been receiving enquiries with regards to a so called apology, purportedly issued by the British Government or any of its agencies, to our Principal Mr Peter Obi, in respect of a routine Immigration engagement with him, as he arrived London, for a brief visit, last Friday, the 7th of April.
“We would like to state emphatically that we are not aware of any such apology, and have not issued any statement whatsoever, in that regard.
“While we continue to examine any dubious or political motive, on the part of the perpetrators of the identity theft,
“we have every confidence in the ability of the British authorities to resolve the matter, to conclusion.
“Mr Peter Obi and the LP/PCC have since moved on from the incident and continue to be totally focused;
“…on the legal processes before the Election Petition Tribunal towards the recovery of our mandate, which we are firmly convinced, was overwhelmingly expressed by voters, in the Presidential election of February 25th.”
The LP was reacting to a tweet by Spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign, Daniel Bwala, who had claimed that the British government apologised to Obi over his detention at Heathrow Airport.
Obi was, on Friday, accosted by an immigration official at the Heathrow Airport in London, and handed a detention note.
He was however later released after being questioned for identity duplication, which means that someone had been impersonating Obi in London.