- A campaign of moving Nigerian from a consumption to a production economy by Peter Obi has unsettled a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan
- Reno Omokri said the everyday sermon shared by the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party is like a campaign against sin by the devil
- According to Omokri, Peter Obi is one of the highest contributors to the challenges faced by Nigeria's naira through his numerous importation businesses
A former presidential aide to Goodluck Jonathan has said the campaign mantra of moving Nigeria from consumption to production economy by Peter Obi can be likened to Satan speaking against sin.
In a series of tweets made on his personal Twitter account, Omokri said Obi is the greatest contributor to Nigeria's consumption and economic woes.
Obi has always spoken about the need to change Nigeria's economic strategy by adopting a production-based economy.
However, condemning the campaign by Obi, Omokri submitted that importers are among the key people killing Nigeria's naira.
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Peter, I promised you I will leave you alone, unless your attack dogs, who I told you about on phone, and who our mutual friend talked to you about when he approached me, attack me. Today they did. You either call them to order, or you bear the consequences!
“You have not noticed that any time you unleash your attack dog on me, I also unleash on you. If you like attack me from now till February 25, 2023. You are the one contesting election. Not me. And I like the free publicity!
“Peter, you are the single greatest contributor to consumption in Nigeria. You import almost everything from A to Z, including beer and alcoholic drinks. Yet, you campaign on turning Nigeria from consumption to production? It is like satan campaigning against sin!"
According to Omokri every time Peter Obi imports goods as a trader, the naira is weekend against key currencies in the international market.
“Enter any major supermarket in Nigeria. At least 15% of what you will see was imported into Nigeria by you Peter. Not manufactured. IMPORTED. I have the data from my contacts in the Central Bank of Nigeria. If I am lying, I challenge you, Peter, to sue me. And you are the fellow who wants to move Nigeria from consumption to production? Really?
“Peter, you own Next Cash & Carry. Go there. From the beginning of the shop to the end, almost everything is imported. And you are the man criss-crossing Nigeria telling gullible Obidients that you will move Nigeria from consumption to production? Buhari promise!
“Peter, you are just a trader. Pure and simple. The only thing that differentiates you from a Wuse market trader is volume. You imports products on a massive scale for resale in Nigeria. It is hypocritical for Nigeria’s greatest consumer to campaign on production!
“Peter is there complaining that Naira is now ₦705 to $1. How do you think that happened? It is not only Buhari’s fault. Every time you, Peter, brings a ship loaded with foreign goods into Nigeria, you are driving down the value of the Naira. Importers are killing the Naira! I will stop here now. But if your attack dogs continue, then I continue.
“Peter Obi, one the biggest importers of foreign goods for resale in Nigeria is promising to move Nigeria from consumption to production. While Tinubu, who can’t solve the mystery of his own real identity is promising to solve Nigeria’s problems!
“And Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who built a school in Niger Republic with Nigerian government money (Kano state funds) at a time while ASUU was on strike, is promising to resolve the current ASUU strike. My people, no be juju be that?”
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