Reno Omokri has criticized Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), for remaining silent throughout the criticism of Senior Pastor and Founder of The Covenant Nation, Poju Oyemade.
Poju discussed the youth’s excitement in a tweet uploaded on the microblogging website Twitter, which according to him shouldn’t be wasted on poorly thought out ideas, Anaedoonline.ng previously reported.
No one goes into combat without first taking stock, and no man builds a tower without first considering the expense, the clergyman replied, alluding to a passage of scripture, lest he be laughed at.
Many of Poju’s supporters assumed that the tweets were meant against Peter Obi, whose biggest supporters are young people, even though he didn’t specifically mention him by name.
Despite the backlash against Poju, the former governor of Anambra has remained silent while using his image to clarify the issue of the widely circulated Muslim mat.
In response to this, Reno Omokri wrote in a post on Instagram that regardless of how incensed the millennials are, they should at least be grateful to Poju for providing Obi with the platform that propelled him to fame.
Reno claims that the LP presidential candidate is keeping quiet about the Poju controversy since it has no impact on his popularity, as opposed to the Muslim prayer mat, which did.
He wrote: “One reason Peter Obi became popular with a lot of social media savvy youths is because of The Platform opportunity Pastor Poju gave him. Without that stage, he may not have risen to his current level. No matter how angry you are, at least appreciate Poju for that.
“This is the main issue with Peter Obi. The Muslim prayer mat issue threatened his popularity. He QUICKLY spoke. But now, his followers are attacking a man who gave him The Platform that helped his popularity. He is silent. Because it does not affect his popularity.
“There are people who gave their backs to you as a step on your rise to national prominence. They saw potential in you before your newfound online loyalists saw it. And then when these people start to insult and threaten them, you keep quiet. Peter, remember those you met on your way up. You will also meet them on your way down.”
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