A socio-political commentator and an aide to the former president Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has alleged that the candidate of the Labour Party in the last Presidential election, Peter Obi and his Obidients family, were used and dumped like sanitary pads.
Omokri, who disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Thursday, claimed to have warned the former Anambra state governor since 2022.
According to the former presidential aide, Obi was used to dividing the votes of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last election.
Omokri, who claimed that the person who was used to lure Obi to LP was his friend and benefactor, noted that he could not mention his name publicly or privately, because it would be wrong to bite the finger that once showed him kindness.
The PDP chieftain, who claimed that Obi never had a pathway to the presidency, said he was being insulted by the Obidients the day he warns Nigerians that Peter Obi was being used.
“I honestly don’t think some people have enough attention span to understand the consequences of their actions. The BBC did a documentary by Gemma Atwal, where they even featured my book, and one of the revelations in that film was that the activities of Oby Ezekwesili’s #BringBackOurGirls weaponised the #ChibokGirls saga for the APC, and was the single most important causative factor (in their opinion) for President Jonathan’s loss.
“The then APC Chairman even boasted that #BBOG was “founded by members of our party” (a direct quote).
“Eight years later, one of the personalities involved in that saga is blaming the PDP and Jonathan for what happened in 2015. Why would these people not let former President Jonathan be?
“And in 2022 (not even 2023), I publicly, in my ThisDay column, warned Peter Obi that the person who lured him from the Labour Party is my friend, and was my mentor. I told Peter that that fellow and Tinubu are 5 and 6. And that the only reason I could not publicly or privately mention his name is because he has been VERY good to me and it will be wrong to bite the finger that once showed me kindness.
“But I felt the patriotic responsibility to warn Nigerians that Peter was being used.
“That day, Obidients insulted the living daylights out of me and my lineage.
“Then today, they are now blaming the PDP for Tinubu’s rigged victory? Real maturity is when you can take responsibility for your actions. Obi was used to divide the PDP’s vote and get Tinubu elected. Even Peter Obi knows it now. But it is too late.
“Peter Obi never had a pathway to the Presidency. It was never going to happen for him. Even his own Governor, Charles Soludo, said so to him.
“Wait until Tinubu announces his cabinet and government. 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.
Oya, insult me.
#TableShaker,” he wrote.