In a viral clips depicting lawyers in a deep slumber during the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) session in Abuja on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, have ignited a flurry of reactions among Nigerians on the internet.
The PEPT, responsible for adjudicating disputes arising from the February 25 presidential election, which declared President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the victor, has been a focal point for contention. Five political parties, including the prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), Action Peoples Party (APP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM), and the Action Alliance (AA), have united in their challenge to overturn Tinubu’s victory.
This unique courtroom drama took an unexpected twist as the tribunal chose to broadcast its judgment on national television. The outcome was a visual spectacle, with numerous lawyers and notable figures caught on camera in various stages of slumber.
In response to these viral clips, Soso Soberekon humorously suggested that the lawyers representing the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, should consider refunding his money.
“All these Peter Obi lawyers suppose refund the man his money.”