The Labour Party (LP) campaign organisation has alleged that grounding of the plane of its supporters ahead of the party’s presidential rally in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
A statement issued by Diran Onifade, head of media for the LP campaign on Wednesday said the aircraft was grounded by the “powers that be”.
The statement reads partly, “The Obi-dient 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 party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his entourage were heading to the Oyo State capital from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja when the incident happened.