You are here: HomeNews2023 01 11Article 620207

General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2023


'This is Peter who wants to lead Nigeria?' - Reno Omokri fires Peter Obi after UK authorities dissolved his company

A collage of Reno Omokri and Peter Obi A collage of Reno Omokri and Peter Obi

Reno Omokri, a senior special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan has questioned Peter Obi's ability to lead Nigeria as the 2023 presidential elections draw near.

Omokri's concern comes after the revelation that authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) have struck off Next International (UK) Limited, a company owned largely by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

Omokri said: "Wow! So Peter Oni could not manage his company, Next International (UK) Limited, which had to be struck off the roll by the UK, after failing to meet its responsibilities despite repeated warnings."

"And this is Peter who wants to lead Nigeria? Charity begins at Next! If Peter Obi can’t manage his own business, how can he manage Nigeria? Or is he planning to have Nigeria dissolved the way the UK was forced to dissolve his ill-managed business? See who wants to move Nigeria from consumption to production! Dey play! Lori iro man!"

According to the reports by Premium Times, the company was struck off after its failure to submit its annual accounts.

According to checks by Premium Times, the company was removed from the record in September 2021 following a first and second gazette notice of a “compulsory” strike off of the entity.

In the UK, a compulsory strike-off is imposed on a company by creditors or by the Companies House for non-submission of annual accounts or failure to notify Companies House about a change of official registered office address. Once a company is struck off, its details will be removed from Companies House register and the company ceases to exist, Premium Times reports.

With its failure to submit its annual account for the year 2020, the company was struck off and dissolved in 2021.

Before a company is struck off, however, the UK requires the Companies House’s Registrar to send at least two formal letters to the company warning that a failure to file its annual accounts will lead to its removal from the register.

According to UK Liquidators, a financial consulting firm, if Companies House receives no reply to its letters, it will then publish a first ‘strike off notice’ in the Gazette, which is the official journal of public record.