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Sleepless nights for Reno Omokri over attacks on Peter Obi

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Sleepless nights for Reno Omokri over attacks on Peter Obi

Reno Omokri – a divorcee and father of four has been having sleepless nights since raining attacks on Peter Obi, ENigeria Newspaper reports.

Many have accused Reno Omokri, a former President Goodluck Jonathan’s adviser who is thought to be a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of resorting to targeting Peter Obi after the latter joined the Nigeria Labour Party to realize his 2023 goal.

After it became clear that the PDP will give Atiku Abubakar its primary ticket at party’s Presidential primaries held at Eagles Square Abuja on May 27, 2022, Peter Obi left the PDP and joined the Labour Party.

However, after joining the Labour Party, Peter Obi’s popularity and candidacy skyrocketed, sending shockwaves across the APC and PDP camps. As a result, Peter Obi came under increasing attack.

According to information spread by social media users, Reno Omokri “continues to lead relentless but calculated online attacks against Peter Obi. From twisting most of his statements to allegedly inciting northerners against him, to countless other actions of his which are unacceptable,” one user vehemently stated.

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ENigeria Newspaper learnt that over 95,000 people signed a petition on cha.org to block Omokri from Twitter in support of Peter Obi, and Business Insider was asked to revoke the “Business Influencer of 2022” award given to @renoomokri due to allegedly inciting remarks he made on social media.

Should they get up to 150,000 person to sign it, the petition would be one of the most popular on Change.org
ENigeria Newspaper reproduces the petition sent to Change.org in full below:

On the 6th of July 2022, @renoomokri made the following tweet in response to a TV interview made by one of the presidential aspirants in the Nigerian election.

Sleepless nights for Reno Omokri over attacks on Peter Obi

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“While his Obidients are applauding that interview, if you watch it with an unbiased mind, you see that Peter Obi considers himself a pilot and Kwankwaso a mere driver and substitute player. The people of Kano heard that. The North heard that. Others Nigerians heard!”

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To prove that this was specifically targeted at the northern part of Nigeria and to emphasize his point, he retweet a version again in the Hausa language as follows.

“Kwankwaso bashine Dan takaran shugaban kasa da nake so ba amma shi ba “Direban mota” da yake so ya “tuka jirgin nijeriya” ne ba kaman yadda Peter Obi ya fada yau a Arise.Kwankwaso ya gina abubuwa da yawa har da gina mutane.Jahilci ne a kwatanta shi da Direba mota”

Given the historical relationship between the northern and eastern parts (PeterObi hails from the east) of Nigeria, both tweets from @renoomokri have a massive risk of inciting ethnic violence in the northern part of Nigeria and subsequent reprisals in the east, especially since Kwankwaso has a huge following in the North and Peter Obi has a following in the east.

Ethnic violence against the people of eastern Nigeria perpetuated in the northern part of Nigeria was one of the things that led to the Nigerian Civil war. Since then there have been multiple reports of ethnic violence in various parts of Nigeria. A lot of them are targeted at Ibos. In the east, some violence against northerners have occurred too.

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For @renoomokri to make such tweets to his 1.7million followers given the history of Nigeria is not only reckless and dangerous, but it is also extremely callous to try and stoke ethnic violence for political gain. @renoomokri is very knowledgeable about Nigeria’s history so he knows this only too well.

It should be noted that this is not @renoomokri first tweet with the potential to incite violence in the North. Only a few weeks ago, he tweeted images of a muslim prayer mat and insinuated that haram was being perpetuated by Obi’s supporters in the North. This tweet was also dangerous because only on the 12th of May, 2022 a student was burnt to death because she was accused of committing haram in the north.

@renoomokri should be stopped from continuing to use his Twitter influence to create the risk of ethnic or religious violence in Nigeria.

Twitter already has a precedent for banning accounts that try to incite violence. They banned Trump!
We are therefore calling for Twitter to immediately ban @renoomokri from its platform.

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We are also calling on @BusinessInsider to rescind the “Business Influencer of 2022” award granted to @renoomokri. One comment that may result in ethnic violence is more than enough for @BusinessInsider to do this. @renoomokri has made multiple tweets in this regard.

The risk to human life and property is too great if he remains on the platform and he continues his tweets.

As if that weren’t enough, Reno has subsequently revealed in a statement posted on all of his social media accounts that he has been the target of ongoing threats to both his life and the lives of his family members ever since he spoke out against Peter Obi. He stated:

“Again, I reiterate that if anything happens to me, my wife, my children, or my siblings, the world should hold Peter Obi responsible. To those two men who followed us, you were caught on CCTV and your image is with the Metropolitan Police. Continue being Obidient!

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I had one purpose. To expose to Nigerians what awaits them in a Nigeria ruled by Peter Obi, and I have succeeded. Today, I will sleep as a VERY fulfilled man. I anticipated them. Nigerians have now seen what awaits them if they go that route. That was single my purpose!”.

Many Nigerians including Daddy Freeze, Solomon Buchi and other ardent followers of Obi have frowned against Reno Omokri’s direct attacks against Peter Obi adding that it is capable of heating up the already existing tension ahead of the 20123 elections.




 

 

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