By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos
A former chairperson of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Board, Mrs Lauretta Onochie, has called for the arrest of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Onochie wants the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to arrest Obi, accusing him of allegedly instigating violence in the country.
According to the former presidential aide, Obi was trying to provoke violence using the Obidients over his defeat in the 2023 presidential election.
Onochie wondered how someone who finished third in the poll could be so desperate to be President.
She made the call via her X account in reaction to a video posted by Abubakar Sidiq Usman.
“Attn: @OfficialDSSNG,@PoliceNG I think it’s high time you pulled this clown,” she wrote.
She said that since the declaration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the President by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Obi’s running mate Dr. Datti Baba Ahmed and others she described as ‘unpatriotic angry birds,’ have been allegedly instigating the youth to violence.
“But our noble and patriotic youth completely ignored them, because sensible youth in Nigeria are more in number than his headless mob,” she said.
She further said that Obi had been deceived to try his luck at the tribunal where he failed and even attempted to use the Labour movement to stop the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal when they declared a two-day warning strike.
“This man, @PeterObi, continues to instigate his headless and consequently, brainless followers to a violent change of government. I have never seen a more desperate individual.
“There’s something sinister and ominous about a man who came 3rd in a race and wants to be declared the winner, AT ALL COST!
“I think it’s high time he was pulled in to answer a few questions. Nigerians want to know why Peter Obi is this desperate.
“Pull him in, the heavens will not fall,” she said.