The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has expressed support for former deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, over his arrest in the UK.
The London Metropolitan Police charged Mr Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice, with conspiracy to traffic a child to the UK in order to harvest his organs, the law enforcement said on Thursday.
The lawmaker and his wife were denied bail after the London Metropolitan Police arraigned them at the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court in London.
Reacting, Mr Obi, Friday, prayed for justice for the lawmaker as well as the healing of his ailing daughter.
“My family and I are with the Ekweremadus over their travail. We join all men of good will in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be done,” he said via his Twitter handle.
Ekweremadu had declared in a video that South-East region will not vote for Peter Obi in 2023.
He stated the region will rather vote for the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and support the PDP because its vice-presidential candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa is from the region.