Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the campaign council of the President-elect Bola Tinubu, has called on the presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi to condemn the action of a man who made remarks against Tinubu on a Lagos-bound flight on Friday.
Abuja airport authorities carried the male passenger off the Ibom Air aircraft while he screamed that Tinubu must not be sworn in as president on May 29.
The airport security authorities were called before he could be evacuated after delaying the aircraft’s take-off for more than an hour.
The middle-aged man called for help from Obi’s supporters known as Obidients.
Reacting to this on Saturday via Twitter, Keyamo urged Obi to call his supporters to order.
He wrote, “One emotionally and mentally dysfunctional ‘OBIdient’ who carried his ‘Tinubu-must-not-be-sworn-in’ campaign to a local flight yesterday and was forcefully deboarded when he became disruptive, has just seen the difference between causing trouble in real life and mobilising the headless mob on social media for likes and retweets.
“And it is important that since this dangerous action amounting to public nuisance was carried out in supposed support of one of the Presidential candidates, that candidate MUST come out to condemn it unreservedly.
“@officialABAT has since issued a statement calling on his supporters to tone down the rhetoric and to embrace national healing and reconciliation. We expect no less from the other candidates.”
Obi is challenging Tinubu’s victory at the tribunal.