…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has claimed that President-elect, Bola Tinubu, used the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to win the 2023 election and no longer needs him.
This comes after Tinubu’s statement that he would not refund the N80 billion Wike used for the infrastructural development of federal roads in the state.
Tinubu stated that he cannot make any commitment until he is sworn in as the President, as he cannot sign a dime of Nigeria money or expenditure, and any commitment he makes would be personal and probably might not be able to pay.
Reno Omokri’s Reaction
Reacting to Tinubu’s statement, Reno Omokri, in a post via Instagram, blamed the Labour Party (LP) for the emergence of the former governor of Lagos State as President-elect.
He also faulted how Wike laughed over Tinubu’s statement that he would not refund the money spent on federal projects, stressing it was unlike him.
Omokri further claimed that Tinubu has used Wike and does not need him anymore.
He stated that yesterday’s incident reminded him of what Mamman Vatsa told the Nigerian Army before his execution: “As for the Nigerian Army, when you start insulting yourself, you won’t lack people willing to join you.”
Analysis and Commentaries
The political tension surrounding the 2023 presidential election is palpable, and this recent statement by Reno Omokri is a reflection of this tension.
Omokri’s claim that Tinubu used Wike to win the election and no longer needs him is a weighty one.
While it is unclear whether this claim is true, it highlights the fragile nature of political alliances and the possibility of betrayal in politics.
Tinubu’s statement that he would not refund the money spent on federal projects in Rivers State has also generated controversy.
It is understandable that he cannot make any financial commitment until he is sworn in as the President, but it is also important to note that federal projects are meant to benefit all citizens, irrespective of political affiliations.
Refusing to refund the money spent on these projects could be seen as a political move, and this could have consequences for Tinubu’s political aspirations.
Omokri’s comparison of the Tinubu-Wike situation to Mamman Vatsa’s statement about the Nigerian Army is also significant.
It underscores the importance of unity in politics and the need for political actors to avoid actions and statements that could lead to division.
The 2023 election is a crucial one, and all stakeholders must work together to ensure a peaceful and fair electoral process.
In conclusion, Reno Omokri’s claim that Tinubu used Wike to win the 2023 election and no longer needs him is a controversial one.
The political tension surrounding the upcoming election is palpable, and all stakeholders must work together to ensure a peaceful and fair electoral process.
Refusing to refund money spent on federal projects in Rivers State could have consequences for Tinubu’s political aspirations.
Political actors must avoid actions and statements that could lead to division and work towards unity in politics.