Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed his intention to celebrate once the appeal of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The apex court began hearing the appeal cases of Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, October 23, in Abuja. They filed the appeal following President Bola Tinubu’s victory in the February 23 elections.
Describing the Obidients – supporters of Obi – as erratic, insulting and lacking self-control on critical issues while claiming that the Obidients mocked and insulted the Chief Justice of Nigeria and his colleagues, Omokri on his X handle wrote: “I have a question for Obidients. Today, the Supreme Court starts deliberations on the appeal filed by Peter Obi. Over the last few months, you cast aspersions on the Chief Justice of Nigeria and his colleagues. You mocked him when he was in a wheelchair, as though you won’t also grow old.
“You made insulting caricatures of the justices of the Supreme Court, and have promoted all types of disrespectful narratives and rhetoric against them. You turned a section of the public against them with false conspiracy theories about them receiving bribes.
“Don’t you think they have children, friends and family who would have brought all that your movement did to their notice? Now, today, you guys are appealing to the same people you were disparaging.
“Learn self-control. Be strategic, not erratic. Think before you act. Know that those you insult today may be the same people you will consult tomorrow. And the people you condemn today may be the ones you need to commend you tomorrow.
“Now, after months of abuse and dishonour from you, you want them to honour your appeal. Anyway, I am already practising the dance I will dance when Obi’s appeal is dismissed. It is called Obito Continua!”