…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
Reno Omokri’s Criticism of Oby Ezekwesili
Prominent Nigerian political analyst, Reno Omokri, has voiced his disapproval of Oby Ezekwesili, the former Minister of Education, regarding her recent advice to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and President Bola Tinubu.
Ezekwesili’s Advice on Demolished Buildings
In response to the demolition of distressed structures in the Alaba International market, Oby Ezekwesili called on Governor Sanwo-Olu to disclose specific details about each demolished building and the reasons behind their removal.
She argued that this transparency would demonstrate that the exercise was not targeting the Igbo community.
Omokri Accuses Ezekwesili of Double Standards
Reno Omokri expressed his belief that Oby Ezekwesili often exhibits double standards in her actions and statements.
He claimed that she remains silent when issues concern the southeast region but becomes vocal when anomalies occur elsewhere in the country.
Selective Outrage and Examples of Inaction
Omokri pointed out instances where he believes Ezekwesili displayed selective outrage.
He mentioned the marked buildings for demolition in Anambra, where she allegedly remained silent.
He also highlighted her lack of condemnation for the killing of a pregnant woman from Adamawa and the attack on US embassy personnel in her state.
Additionally, Omokri criticized her for not speaking up against the killing of Ahmed Gulak in the southeast or the massacre of security personnel by IPOB, ESN, and Unknown Gunmen.
Geographical Bias and Hypocrisy
Omokri argued that what is tolerated in Lagos should be tolerated in other parts of Nigeria, including Anambra, which happens to be Ezekwesili’s home state.
He accused her of covering up events in the southeast while magnifying issues that occur elsewhere.
He advised her to focus on her career as an IPOB apologist, insinuating that she is biased in favor of the separatist group.
Conclusion: Omokri’s Critique of Ezekwesili’s Stance
Reno Omokri’s criticism of Oby Ezekwesili centers on what he perceives as her inconsistency and geographical bias in addressing social and political issues.
He urged her to refrain from gaslighting Lagosians and instead concentrate on her work as an advocate for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).