Reno Omokri, a former media aide of former president Goodluck Jonathan has told Remi Tinubu, wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to crown president Muhammadu Buhari the king of Nigeria.
This is a reaction to Tinubu’s comment to a physically-challenged Igbo man, Charles Nnamani, in Lagos after shortly casting her vote on Saturday.
Tinubu, in a video that has gone viral, told Nnamani, in pidgin, that the Igbo in Lagos did not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari during the presidential election, so they can’t be trusted.
Omokri in his Twitter post criticised the comment of the lawmaker representing Lagos central senatorial district, saying she only said she and her husband believed.
“So the Tinubu clan only trust Igbos if they vote
@MBuhari? Why are we a democracy? Tinubu and his family should just crown Buhari king of Nigeria. Igbos create wealth and value and pay their taxes. But that is not enough. Unless they vote as Tinubu wants, they can’t be trusted!
@OfficialAPCNg now says Senator Tinubu was joking when she said ‘we don’t trust Igbos again’. My response is that people say the truth in jest. Remi only said what she and her husband believe. The treatment meted out to the Igbo in Lagos this election cycle is proof of this.”