Reno Omokri Reacts to Viral Photo, Explains Why CJN Ariwoola Bowed to APC Chairman Ganduje

Reno Omokri Reacts to Viral Photo, Explains Why CJN Ariwoola Bowed to APC Chairman Ganduje

  • Reno Omokri has frowned at Nigerians reacting negatively to the viral picture of Ganduje and CJN Ariwoola exchanging pleasantries
  • The PDP chieftain maintained the duo bowed to greet each other and not the other way round
  • Omokri chided Nigerians who lacked regard for their elders, noting that the former governor and Ariwoola both come from cultures that value respect journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - Reno Omokri, a former special assistant on social media to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised those alleging that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, bowed to Abdullahi Ganduje, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Reno Omokri has shed more light on the CJN Ariwoola and Ganduje photo, urging critics to discern the cultural context. Photo credit: Reno Omokri, @renoomokri
Source: Facebook

In a post shared on his X page (formerly Twitter) on Monday, December 4, the chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party urged the critics to stop spreading the propaganda that the CJN bowed to Ganduje, urging them to take a closer look at the viral picture.

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Omokri defends Ganduje over viral picture with Ariwoola

Speaking further, Omokri noted that they bowed to each other, and this was because they both came from a culture that demanded respect.

The PDP chieftain added the Yoruba and the Fulani do not joke with age and authority, and Ganduje and Ariwoola clearly understood that fact.

Omokri tweeted:

"To those spreading the propaganda that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, bowed to the APC Chairman, Umar Ganduje, please wear some glasses and look again. The photo is clear. They bowed to each other. This is because they both come from cultures that value respect. The CJN is an Omoluabi Yoruba, while the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress is a Fulani who understands the concept of Pulaaku.

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"Among the Yoruba and Fulani, two things are most respected. Age and authority. These are very high cultures, in which relationships are lubricated with courtesy, not money.
"However, when you do not have a culture of respect, this photo might look strange to you, but do note that respect begets respect. The reason why some people are going through what they are going through in the Nigerian project may be because they have a culture severely lacking in respect."

Reno Omokri praises Ganduje, taunts Kwankwaso

Earlier, reported that Omokri revealed some hidden traits of Abdullahi Ganduje.

The PDP chieftain tackled the NNPP leader, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is at loggerheads with Ganduje.

In a post on Thursday, November 23, Omokri maintained that Ganduje had the same gift as former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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In another development, reported that Justice Olukayode Ariwoola emphasised the judiciary's commitment to making decisions independent of public sentiment.

Amid accusations of bias in electoral dispute rulings resulting in the removal of governors and lawmakers, the CJN urged judges to stand firm.

Ariwoola reassured his dedication to upholding the rule of law, ensuring the judiciary's complete independence, and fostering public trust.


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