…By Gift BADEWO for TDPel Media.
Reno Omokri Questions Regional Defense
Former presidential aide Reno Omokri has criticized Igbos who defended Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was accused of forging her result.
Omokri argues that individuals from other regions do not typically support their people’s wrongdoings and cites examples of how accusations against Northerners and Southwest candidates were not defended by their respective regions.
Double Standards and Regional Allegiances
Omokri raises concerns about the alleged double standards in regional defenses.
He points out that when Northerners were accused of result fraud by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), no Northern organization or professional group came forward to defend them.
Similarly, accusations against Southwest candidates did not receive any public defense from their region.
Different Reactions to Abba Kyari and Hushpuppi Cases
Omokri highlights the contrasting reactions to high-profile cases involving Abba Kyari, the former supercop, and Hushpuppi.
He notes that while Northerners did not openly condemn Kyari, they also did not defend or justify his actions.
On the other hand, Yorubas openly criticized Hushpuppi for his nefarious acts and did not come to his defense.
Regional Behaviors and Moral Lessons
Omokri suggests that these behaviors reflect the attitudes of the North and the Southwest.
He argues that communities are less likely to support anti-social acts if they know their community will not defend such behavior.
Conversely, individuals are more likely to engage in wrongdoing if they believe their community will defend them.
The Power Structure and Moral Lessons
Omokri concludes by referencing Chinua Achebe’s statement that a person sent by their father to steal would not do so secretly but would break the door with their feet.
He also quotes the scripture, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34), and suggests that studying the power structure in Nigeria confirms the truth of these statements.
Overall, Reno Omokri criticizes the defense of alleged result forgery by Igbos and emphasizes the importance of communities not supporting wrongful acts.
He draws comparisons to other regions and argues for the moral implications of community support or lack thereof.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn