- Reno Omokri has been dismissed as a social media busybody by the campaign team of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi
- Omokri has been relentless in his attacks on Obi's presidential ambition in the past few weeks, dismissing it as a ruse
- The campaign team of Obi hit back at the former presidential media aide, describing him as a frustrated figure
FCT, Abuja - The campaign team of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has accused former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, of using Obi’s name to remain relevant on his social media.
The Obi campaign team, named Obi-Datti Movement, in a statement on Thursday, August 25 described Omokri as a frustrated man.
Part of the statement published by Leadership newspaper read:
“The media office of the Obi-Datti pan Nigeria political movement views the recent remarks of a social busybody, Reno Omokri, on the high-flying candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, as an undiluted fantasy of one who struggles with a hard sell in our multi-market setting.
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“We also appreciate Mr Omokri’s frustration arising from his dimming image after his catastrophic choice of candidate for 2023 and his struggle to perform the impossible of convincing the people that rusty iron can be gold.
“We also know that Omokri belongs to the group that needs to mention Labour Party’s Peter Obi in every online commentary to remain visible on social media, where Obi is not only trending but also rules the waves.”
Reno Omokri: Tinubu biggest beneficiary of Peter Obi’s ambition
Writing on his Facebook page, Omokri said the votes Obi will likely get are votes that would have naturally gone to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The biggest beneficiary of Peter Obi’s presidential race is Tinubu, not Obidients. Peter won’t affect APC’s votes.
The votes he will likely get are votes that would have naturally gone to PDP, including in the southeast, some non-Yoruba Lagos votes, a chunk of Benue votes, and a few votes in peripheral states.”
2023: Fayose's brother donates hotel to boost Peter Obi's campaign
Meanwhile, Isaac, a younger brother to the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, has announced the donation of his property, Viewpoint Resort, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital to the Obi campaign team.
Announcing his donation via a now viral video on Twitter, the younger Fayose called on all 'Obidients' in the area to get familiar with the location.
He also said the place is not in use for now as he had earlier put it up for sale, before he changed his mind to donate it to the Labour Party.
2023: Youths open free car wash as campaign strategy for Peter Obi in Bauchi
The young Nigerians render the services on Fridays and Sundays - days reserved for worship by adherents of Christianity and Islam.
At the car wash, a banner urging locals to 'Love Peter Obi, Wash Free' was placed strategically to win more support for the Labour Party presidential candidate.