Our reporter| The Labour Party (LP) campaign organisation on Wednesday said the aircraft it was meant to take for a rally in Oyo state was grounded by the “powers that be”.
Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the LP, and his entourage were heading to Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for a rally but their plane was not allowed to fly.
Diran Onifade, head of media for the LP campaign, in a statement on Wednesday, said the Obidient plane was grounded for “regulatory reasons,” and urged supporters of the LP to ignore “mischievous rumours” suggesting the plane had been impounded.
“The Obidient plane was grounded today by the powers that be “for regulatory reasons” only. Please ignore any mischievous rumour. Our massive rally in Ibadan is going on as planned,” the statement reads.
Obi is one of the leading candidates for the 2023 presidential election alongside Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold on February 25, 2023.