Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has said that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, has already lost Yoruba votes for mocking the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Omokri said this on Sunday through his verified Twitter handle after a video of Obi criticising Tinubu went viral.
In the video, the former two-term Anambra State Governor said he was sent a WhatsApp message from a Tinubu Group, which was in bad taste.
In the WhatsApp message read by one of those with him in the video, the writer said that a vote for Obi will result in the strangulation of the economy of the South West, especially Lagos.
It said Igbos will no longer build their house in Lagos but do so in Delta and Rivers States and will resort to patronising the ports in the South East and South South.
Omokri tweeted: “Peter Obi just lost the entire Yoruba vote!
“See the way he lied against Yoruba leaders.
“Talking down on Tinubu.
“Mocking his health and wealth.
“He sounded more like Nnamdi Kanu.
“That is the real @PeterObi we saw.
“The one we have been seeing is the audio Peter Obi!
Omokri said Obi should represent Nigeria in lying at the next Olympics to guarantee that Nigeria brings home the Gold medal, adding that his suspicion was that the message emanated from the Indigenous People of Biafra.
He further tweeted: “He can lie for Africa.
“How can Yoruba leaders ask Yoruba not to vote for Peter because he will build a port in SS, when SS already has many ports?
“Why would Tinubu send such a WhatsApp message and you and I have not seen it.
“It is only @PeterObi that has.
“I mean that right there is suspicious.
“I know many ‘IPOB at night and Obidient by day’ people will lie that they received it.
“But lying is what they do!
“This is a ship offloading goods from Port Harcourt Port.
“The name of the town is Port Harcourt for goodness sakes!
“It means there is a port there.
“How can Tinubu’s people ask Yoruba not to vote @PeterObi because he will build a port where a port already exists?
“That message is typical of IPOB.
“Tinubu people don’t operate that way.
“Asking Yoruba not to vote Peter Obi, because he will build a port in the South-South.
“First of all, there are already 3 ports in the SS (Ph, Warri and Koko).
“That message is from IPOB, not Tinubu.
“I seriously doubt that that message @PeterObi claimed emanated from Tinubu is actually from @officialABAT.
“I know that the IPOB core around Peter are good at creating such messages and sending them out, claiming they are from Atiku and Tinubu.
“They’ve done it to me!”