Today 3 December, 2022

Our aircraft has been grounded by ‘powers that be’ ahead of rally – Labour Party cries out

Our aircraft has been grounded by ‘powers that be’ ahead of rally – Labour Party cries out

The Labour Party (LP) campaign organisation has announced that the aircraft meant be deployed to take its chieftains to a rally in Ibadan, Oyo state was grounded by the “powers that be”.

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Diran Onifade, Head of Media and Publicity for the Labour Party Campaign, in a statement on Wednesday, said the Obidient plane was grounded for “regulatory reasons”.

Onifade asked supporters of the LP to ignore “mischievous rumours” suggesting the plane had been impounded.

He said the party’s scheduled rally in Ibadan will proceed as planned.

“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).

The former Anambra governor enjoys huge popularity on social media courtesy of a massive support base known as the ‘Obidients’.

The 2023 elections is less than 15 weeks away. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the presidential and national assembly elections will hold on February 25, 2023.

The governorship and state house of assembly polls will take place on March 11, 2023.

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