You’re desperate for political relevance, LP replies Keyamo over Obi/Datti claim


The Presidential Campaign Council of the Labour Party has dismissed the petition filed by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, calling for the arrest of the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed over alleged treasonable felony as a desperate attempt to gain political relevance.

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The spokesperson for the LP PCC, Yunusa Tanko, said this in a statement in Abuja, on Thursday in apparent response to Keyamo’s petition to security agencies to arrest the LP candidates for allegedly preparing grounds for insurrection against the Nigerian State over the declaration of Tinubu as President-Elect.

Tanko said Datti was merely exercising his freedom of expression and never called for insurrection or revolt against the state. “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.”

Yunusa dismissed the allegation of treason against the duo as baseless, saying it was an attempt to be relevant before his paymaster.