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The Labour Party presidential candidate’s supporters and some party chieftains were prevented from boarding a campaign plane on Wednesday for their rally in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. As a result, Obi’s plane was grounded and the campaign train sought alternative arrangements.
Following a report that the plane had been grounded, Oseloka Obaze, the Deputy Director-General and Campaign Manager for the LP Presidential Campaign Organization, was the first to sound the alarm.
On Wednesday, the former Nigerian diplomat tweeted under his verified Twitter handle that the “Obi-dent aircraft” had been grounded by the “powers that be” for “regulatory reasons.”
Julius Abure, the party’s National Chairman, confirmed the report when contacted.
“We have just finished our rally in Ibadan,” he stated.It is true that the authorities grounded the plane that was supposed to transport our NWC and NEC members to the campaign.However, the grounded plane did not deter us.
We have been saying this about this nation.This is not the first time that it has occurred.They have been making use of every opportunity to prevent us from participating in any activities in this country.”
Additionally, Diran Onifade, the Head of Media for the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organization, issued a statement to express the PCC’s displeasure with the outcome.
However, in their response, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority stated that the plane belonged to a scheduled operator and denied the allegations.
“The so-called grounded plane belongs to a scheduled operator, i.e. normal commercial flight,” the statement read.The aforementioned aircraft’s solo flight crew returned to the base to investigate a problem that arose shortly after takeoff.This is appropriate and normal behavior.We refer to their actions as safety precautionary flight measures.NCAA was not associated with this choice.”
In the meantime, Obi assured citizens that if elected in 2023, he would not capitalize on religion and tribalism and would implement a strategy to secure the nation and unite its citizens.

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