A former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri on Thursday, May 25, predicted that “prominent Obidients, including social media influencers” will be named in president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet. Continue Full Reading>>>
Omokri, who said this in a social media post, stated that Obidients were “used and dumped”.
Obidient is a sobriquet for staunch supporters of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election.
Omokri wrote on his verified handle:
“Wait until Tinubu announces his cabinet and government, if the Supreme Court don’t declare his candidacy void tomorrow as we pray. You will see prominent Obidients, including social media influencers that were fifth columnists in their movement, having influential posts under Tinubu. And only then will you guys know that you were used and dumped like a sanitary pad that has done its job.” Continue Full Reading>>>
Omokri versus Obidients
During the last election, Omokri supported the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Atiku, who came second in the election, contested for the fifth time.
As aide to Jonathan, Omokri served under a PDP administration.
During the electioneering, on election days, and after the polls, diaspora-based Omokri was locked in an online combat with supporters of Obi.
Netizens sustain criticism of Reno Omokri
Not long after his forecast, some Nigerians reacted, accusing him of mischief.
Colif Isabor commented on Twitter:
“Reno, this is outright mischief you are playing here. Tinubu has been known to forgive even his worst enemies and has been described as a bridge builder therefore it will not be out of place for him to appoint known opponents into his cabinet.”
Benu Joseph said via Twitter:
“You have no idea who true OBidients are. Forget those parading themselves now. True OBidients will not jostle for appointments like others. Our aim is to continue to impact positively the polity and practice of democracy in Nigeria. Also to promote youths involvement in politics.”
Wait until Tinubu announces his cabinet and government, if the Supreme Court don’t declare his candidacy void tomorrow as we pray. You will see prominent Obidients, including social media influencers that were fifth columnists in their movement, having influential posts under…
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) May 25, 2023
Enyiaku Victor wrote on his social media page:
“@renoomokri, just tell us you want to decamp to APC .. Nobody will beat you bayi.”
Reno Omokri begs Nigerians to help save democracy
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Omokri called on Nigerians to use their voice to save democracy in Nigeria.
Omokri made this known on his social media page following the outcome of the 2023 presidential election in which Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared president-elect.
Tinubu is expected to be sworn in on Monday, May 29.
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