Supporters of Tinubu, Obi: Reno Omokri makes important observation, Obi reacts
Omokri, a former aide of President Goodluck Jonathan, this afternoon made an observation that defines the supporters of presidential candidates of both All Progressives Congress, APC, and Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 presidential election, Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi, respectively.
Omokri, a social critic, in his verified Twitter handle @renoomokri, notes that supporters of Tinubu are often solicitous when you raise issues against the former governor of Lagos state, the same issue, he writes, that will make you an instant celebrity in the eyes of Obi’s supporters, whom he describes as “Obidients.”
He however avers that when the news does not favour them they are quick to attack you.
The post reads:
“When you raise issues about Tinubu, Obidients will flock to you and celebrate you, while Tinubu’s BATists will respectfully explain and persuade.
“But when you raise issues about Peter Obi, his Obidients will insult and threaten. Search your conscience. Am I lying?”
In a veiled reference to the above, ogbomosoinsightonline.com reports that this afternoon, Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, appeals to his supporters to be tolerant of the views of others to.make future collaborations easy.
In a series of tweets posted to his verified Twitter page, @PeterObi, on Sunday, Obi, while acknowledging that “the frustration and anger in the country” could have been responsible for his followers’ intolerance of dissenting views, Obi appealed that the energy should be channeled positively.
He asks his supporters to express themselves with grace “so as not to precipitately shut doors to future collaborations and sustainable nation-building.”
He tweets: “I sincerely thank my supporters for believing in me and my commitment to building a united, secure and well-functioning Nigeria. However, I appeal once more that we should be tolerant of other people’s views, dissent and divergent opinions & possibly learn from them.
“While the frustration and anger in the country (are) understandable, we must strive to channel that energy positively in ways that will earn the support and collaboration of others.
“Even as our message continues to gain broad acceptance, there are some we still need to work to convince. In expressing ourselves, we should do so with grace so as not to precipitately shut doors to future collaborations on sustainable nation-building. -PO.”