Festus Keyamo has called for the arrest of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi and his running mate Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed.
The minister for labour and employment made a petition to the State Security Services (SSS) calling for the prosecution of Obi and Datti for “incitement and treasonable felony”.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) the pair of making inflammatory comments capable of causing rebellion.
In the petition addressed to the director-general of SSS, Keyamo said:
“In a post-election period such as this, there is a need to soothe frayed nerves, lower the temperature and begin the healing process” but complained that the LP candidates fell short of this.
“The President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu stated this effect a few days ago. However, it appears the President 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.”