Reno Omokri, a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has asserted that Nigeria would have been thrown into a second civil war if the Presidential Election Petition Court’s judgement had favoured the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Recall the the Presidential Election Petition Court yesterday declared that President Bola Tinubu was not convicted in the United States and also declared that he did not need to win 25 per cent of the votes in the FCT to be declared president, as argued by the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in their petitions.
Reacting via his X page, Omokri lauded the judgement, stressing that Nigeria would have been dragged into a civil war if Obi’s petitions had succeeded.
He said, “If Peter Obi had won the #NigerianElections2023 , or at the Presidential Election Petition Court, there would have been a civil war in Nigeria. Not may. Would. Why? Because he and his Obidients were just too arrogant and were already recreating, and would have further recreated the events that led up to the Nigerian Civil War.”
He claimed Obi’s supporters “were more fascistic than Mussolini”, while alleging that “after Peter Obi lost, prominent Obidients with direct ties to Peter Obi were openly calling for a military coup to restore Obi’s mandate.”