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General News of Saturday, 9 July 2022


Peter Obi's supporters are after my life - Reno Omokri claims

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Reno Omokri has said his life is at risk following a number of criticisms he made at the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

He asked that the world should hold Peter Obi responsible should anything happen to him, or any member of his family as he has been receiving threat to his life.

Reno raised his concerns after supporters of Peter Obi accused him of using his Twitter page to incite ethnic and religious crisis between the Igbos and Hausas, as they call for his Twitter handle to be banned.

Reacting to the call for his ban, Reno wrote

''Watch what they are doing to me. That is exactly what they will do to anyone critical of Peter Obi if he becomes President. There will be no free speech. Only mob justice. They threatened my life. Then they threatened my one year old daughter. Why? Because I criticised their god and messiah.

What exactly did I say? I said Peter Obi was wrong to describe himself as a pilot and other Presidential candidates as “mere drivers” and “substitute players”. That is why they are threatening my life. If I was in Nigeria, they would have sent unknown gunmen after me.

Now, imagine if Rabiu Kwankwaso had described himself as a pilot and other Presidential aspirants, and Peter Obi in particularly, as ‘mere drivers’. What will they do? I reported their threat to my life to Peter Obi directly. He did nothing.

The threats are becoming too much. My life is at risk. If anything happens to me, my wife, my children, or my siblings, the world should hold Peter Obi responsible. He has raised a horde of intolerant and violent Obidients who just want to replace Buhari’s tyranny with theirs!"


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