2023 Presidency: Reno Omokri Speaks on Dumping PDP, Atiku for Peter Obi
- Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has denied dumping the PDP and Atiku for Peter Obi ahead of the 2023 elections
- Omokri was reacting to a statement by Labour Party claiming one "Reno Onokiri" dumped Atiku for Peter
- The former aide to ex-President Jonathan described the statement by the LP as propaganda, saying he remains a PDP member
United Kingdom (UK) - Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has reacted to a report claiming one Reno Onokiri dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join the Labour Party (LP) ahead of the 2023 general election.
Comrade Arabambi Abayomi, the national publicity secretary of the LP, had claimed that "Onokiri", described as a former PDP chieftain, in a video, praised Peter Obi for good governance during his administration in Anambra.
In a statement on the LP's website, Abayomi said like "Onokiri", his other friends Femi Fani Kayode and Dino Melaye will soon declare their support for the Labour Party presidential candidate.
The name "Reno Onokiri" was strangely not heard of in Nigerian politics until the statement released by Labour Party.
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The name closer is Reno Omokri, a former aide to former President Jonathan.
Propaganda by Obidients: Reno Omokri reacts
Reacting to the development, Omokri said the use of the name "Reno Onokiri" is propaganda by Obidients, supporters of Obi.
He reiterated that he is only a member of the PDP in Nigeria and the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom (UK), where he is a resident.
The PDP chieftain tweeted:
"I have been inundated by calls. I thought I addressed this yesterday when UK Conservative Party @segalink asked me.
"It is propaganda by Obidients. I am a member of only 2 parties, the PDP and the UK Conservative Party. I am also aligned with, but not a member of, the Republican Party."
2023: Reno Omokri hits Peter Obi Over LP candidate's business history
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Omokri claimed that Peter Obi is the single largest importer of consumer items into Nigeria.
He also stated that the Naira is collapsing because people like Obi import what can be produced in Nigeria.
The 48-year-old author, who is rooting for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, also stated that Obi's family shopping outlet only sells imported goods.