Reno Omokri, former social media aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has questioned the constant labelling of President Muhammadu Buhari’s critics as thieves by Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Omokri was reacting to Oshiomhole’s utterances on Wednesday in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, during a rally organised by the APC to welcome Godswill Akpabio to the party, during which he accused “an old master thief’ Olusegun Obasanjo of grouping “old thieves” against President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It is only in Nigeria that old thieves will be regrouping; they are being organised by an old master thief who spent 16 billion… the more dollars he spent on light, the more darkness you suffered,” Oshiomhole had said.
“Buhari asked: $16billion, where is the power? You say ‘Buhari, why are you asking? How dare you ask? If you ask, we will ask Nigerians to reject you.’ How can a man who has never won his [polling] booth in Ogun State suddenly become a… And look at those who are paying pilgrimage to Ota, who are they? They are the thieves of yesterday, the thieves of today and those are to be thieves tomorrow.”
Responding on Friday, Omokri wondered if other eminent Nigerians who had criticised Buhari in the past, such as First Lady Aisha and Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, are thieves as well.
“How can Oshiomhole say ‘@MBuhari’s critics are saboteurs and thieves’? What type of sycophancy is this? @aishambuhari criticised her husband. Is she a thief? Cardinal Onaiyekan criticised Buhari, is he a thief? Those who tell you your mouth stinks are true friends, not enemies!” Omokri tweeted.
“Does Oshiomhole reason? How can he call Obasanjo a thief who is grouping with other thieves? Has he forgotten that Buhari, Tinubu and APC leaders grouped with this same Obasanjo and begged him to be their ‘navigator’ in 2015? If your navigator is a thief, what does that make you?”