Peter Obi, has stirred mixed reactions in the media after revealing he sympathizes with Senator Ekweremadu over the organ harvesting case.
Senator Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested at Heathrow airport, London and arraigned in court for allegedly flying a Nigerian minor to the UK with plans of harvesting his organs.
This occurred yesterday and the couple pled not guilty when presented in court. The case was adjourned to the 7th of July for their hearing, however, the senator and his wife will remain in the custody of the Met Police until then.
The presidential flag-bearer for the Labour Party, Peter Obi, took to his Twitter page today 24th of June to express his sympathy and extend his prayers for the Ekweremadu family.
His tweet read : “My family and I are with the Ekweremadus over their travail.
“We join all men of goodwill in praying for the healing of their daughter and commit them into God’s hand for justice to be done.”
This did not sit well with Peter Obi’s supporters in the media. While many argue that a presidential candidate should not show support for an alleged criminal arraigned over organ harvesting. Others believe the message was being misinterpreted.