Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and staunch supporter of Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Reno Omokri, has reacted to the Obidients rallies organised in support of presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in Lagos and different part of the country.
Omokri described the rallies as great achievements, noting that the Obidient movement should not be disregarded by anyone who was politically conscious.
He said the former Anambra State Governor will not the 2023 presidential election but has disrupted the political space in the country.
He tweeted, “The Obidient rallies at Festac and Amuwo were amazing. They are great achievements. Anyone who tries to belittle them is not politically astute. While Obi will not win in 2023, he has successfully disrupted politics in Nigeria. Well done Obi! Well done Obidients!”
However, in an earlier tweet, Omokri had said that the rallies were just a show of force by southeastern traders who closed down their shops.
“These so called ‘one million man marches’ are mostly a gathering of traders in various Nigerian towns and cities, who close down their markets (that are heavily dominated by people of southeastern origin), to do what in the military is called a show of force,” he tweeted.
The Spokesman for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), who also reacted to Obidients rallies on Saturday, mocked Obi’s supporters.
Keyamo said the rallying Obidients were not more than a thousand people who were not more than the electorate needed at two polling units.
“The aerial shots are the best. Now, look at this: at best the ‘crowd’ here is not more than a thousand people which is approximately just two polling units,” he quote-tweeted a video from one of the rallies.