…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Obi’s Uphill Battle to Reclaim Mandate from Tinubu
Nigerian comedian Bowoto Jephta, popularly known as Akpororo, has made a bold statement regarding the ongoing legal challenge of Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, against Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Candidate (APC).
Akpororo predicts that Obi will have to spend eight years in court fighting to recover his perceived ‘stolen mandate’ from Tinubu, who was declared the winner of the 2023 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obi’s Rejection of Election Results and Legal Action
Following the INEC declaration, which showed Tinubu securing 8,794,726 votes and Obi finishing third with 6,101,533 votes, the former Governor of Anambra State expressed his dissatisfaction with the outcome and opted to challenge it in court.
Obi aims to reclaim what he believes is his rightful mandate.
Akpororo’s Statement on the Lengthy Legal Battle
During a recent show, Akpororo shared his opinion on the ongoing electoral tribunal, suggesting that Obi will likely spend the next eight years in court attempting to retrieve his alleged stolen mandate.
Using Pidgin language, Akpororo humorously remarked, “Peter Obi still dey go court abi? no worry, that court na eight years him go spend.”
Uncontrollable Crowd Welcomes Peter Obi at Burial
In a separate incident, a viral video emerged on social media capturing the overwhelming response of a large crowd as security agents attempted to manage the situation during the funeral of late Mrs.
Jane Nnamani, wife of former Senate President Ken Nnamani.
Peter Obi was among the dignitaries attending the Enugu-based funeral on Friday, June 17th, 2023.
Crowd’s Enthusiasm and Security Challenges
As news spread about Obi’s presence at the funeral venue, the crowd became uncontrollable, pushing through the security measures in a bid to catch a glimpse of Obi and, if possible, touch him.
The overwhelming enthusiasm of the crowd posed significant challenges for security agents in maintaining order and ensuring the smooth progression of the event.