Bayo Onanuga, a media aide to the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has claimed that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, is trying to treat Tinubu just as retired military head of state, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) did to MKO Abiola, whose presidential election victory got annulled 30 years ago.
Onanuga made this claim in a tweet on Tuesday.
He likened Obi’s move to challenge the 2023 presidential election results to how the 1993 election of MKO Abiola was invalidated by IBB.
Onanuga state, “Peter Obi of Labour Party seeks the annulment of the election of President-elect Bola Tinubu just like the military annulled MKO Abiola’s election of 12 June 1993.”
He however, noted that Tinubu and his supporters are ready to defend his election victory, adding that “Team Tinubu will certainly meet you (Obi) in court.”
Recall that earlier on Tuesday, Obi filed a petition at the tribunal in Abuja.
Obi and the Labour Party, LP, are challenging Tinubu’s status as the winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election.
The Labour Party and its presidential flag bearer are praying for the tribunal to enforce that Tinubu was not duly elected by a majority of votes cast during the election. They want an order demanding that INEC retrieves the certificate of return issued to Tinubu and issue a fresh one to Obi.