Keyamo has ordered DSS to arrest Peter Obi and Baba-Datti.
Glamtush reports that the Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity who also served as the spokesperson for the Tinubu-Shettima campaign council, Festus Keyamo, has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) over alleged “inciteful comments” made by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his vice-presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed.
In the petition dated March 23, 2023, in Abuja, Keyamo accused Obi and Datti of making inciteful comments in recent media interviews.
The minister also stated that he had it on good authority that Obi and Datti recruited some youths to push demands for an interim government on social media.
The petition partly read, “I write this petition with the full realisation that in a post-election period such as this, there is a need to soothe frayed nerves, lower the temperature and begin the healing process. The President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has issued a statement to this effect a few days ago.
“However, it appears the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed, are not prepared to toe this conciliatory path for the sake of peace and national cohesion, whilst exercising their rights to pursue duly laid-down constitutional means of addressing their grievances. In this regard, since the declaration of the Presidential election results, they have been hopping from one media house to the other making incendiary comments and claims about the declaration of the President-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission”.
Speaking further in the petition, Keyamo noted that the comments and claims were made, “not just within the boundaries of exercising their rights to freedom of speech and the freedom to air their grievances publicly, but they have since crossed the line .. by insisting on the adoption of other processes outside the contemplation of our constitution.
“In some cases, their privies have even called for the establishment of an Interim Government.”