Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has rebuked the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, over the “compulsory” strike off of the latter’s company in the United Kingdom – Next International (UK) Limited.

Reports emerged early Wednesday that the authorities in the UK have struck off Next International (UK) Limited, a company largely owned by Nigerian top politician and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi for failing to submit its annual accounts.

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, a Premium Times exclusive report revealed.


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 the Companies House about a change of official registered office address. Once a company is struck off, its details will be removed from the Companies House register and the company ceases to exist.

In reaction to the development, Omokri, in a tweet post, asked, “If Peter Obi can’t manage his own business, how can he manage Nigeria?”

He said, “Wow! So Peter Obi 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!”