The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, while addressing the Arewa Joint Youth Committee, reacted to the claim that he arrested and detained Mallan Nasir El-Rufai in Anambra State when he came to the state for the by-election.
According to the claim, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai stated that in 2013, Peter Obi got him arrested and detained for 48 hours in Anambra, adding that he is now the Governor of Kaduna State, and Peter Obi is coming to Kaduna.
Peter Obi stated that he had no hand in his arrest and detention, adding that the state Commissioner of Police was responsible for his arrest.
According to him, “The police commissioner that was there then was from Adamawa state, and the AIG was from Nassarawa. The GMD that was planning for that election was from Kano. There’s no way I could have done that. My chairman, I never asked anyone to arrest you. As Governor of Anambra State, I have the first APC best policeman in Nigeria, and he is from Kano, so where will I give the order and tell a man who lives in my house every day that I want to deal with his people, and he will say yes?”