President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital Communication, Bashir Ahmad has mocked the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, over his detention in the United Kingdom.
Ahmad said Obi was treated like a common criminal in the UK.
Reports had emerged that UK Immigration had detained Obi for hours and interrogated him after his British Airways plane landed at Heathrow Airport on Friday morning over alleged impersonation.
The development has continued to generate reactions from concerned citizens.
Reacting, Ahmad said Obi’s arrest in the UK was unacceptable.
He charged the UK government to explain to Nigerians the circumstances surrounding Obi’s arrest.
Tweeting, the presidential aide wondered if it was the real Obi or a fake that was arrested and detained.
According to Ahmad: “A whole former presidential candidate treated like a common criminal, unacceptable. Haba.
“The UK should kindly tell us what they know about the numerous Peter Obis roaming around. His detention got me really disturbed.
“Was it the authentic Obi or the criminal Obi that contested and came 3rd in the February presidential election? I hope it wasn’t the criminal one oo!”