- Reno Omokri, a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted after Peter Obi filed his appeal at the Supreme Court
- Omokri said "the same fate" that befell Obi at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) "awaits him at the apex court"
- Omokri is a strong critic of Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, southeast Nigeria
Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, filed 51 grounds of appeal before the apex court to invalidate the election of President Bola Tinubu.
The development was revealed on Tuesday, September 19.
Omokri speaks after Obi filed appeal
The LP candidate, in his appeal, maintained that the Presidential Election Petition Court erred in law.
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Obi also insisted that the tribunal reached a wrong conclusion when it dismissed the petition he lodged to challenge the outcome of the presidential poll that was held on February 25.
Reacting to Obi's appeal at the supreme court, Omokri wrote on his verified X handle:
“I congratulate Peter Obi for filing his appeal at the Supreme Court, and I assure him that the same fate awaits him at the apex court.
“Meanwhile, we vividly remember how his Obidients insulted the Chief Justice of Nigeria when he was in a wheelchair before boarding a flight to London. As if they won't also grow old.”
Obi reveals 51 errors in tribunal's judgement
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obi and LP appealed the tribunal's ruling at the Supreme Court over the outcome of the last presidential election.
A team of lawyers of the acclaimed third force led by Livy Uzokwu (SAN) approached the apex court to challenged the verdict of the tribunal which they termed "an error in law".
Atiku files appeal against Tribunal's judgment
In a similar vein, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Atiku, filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the PEPC's decision which upheld Tinubu’s declaration as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku’s fresh petition before the apex ground was based on 35 grounds of appeal.