Reno Omokri has taken to his Instagram page to tackle supporters of former Lagos state governor and APC Presidential hopeful, Bola Tinubu, who according to him are complaining about President Buhari asking APC members to allow him choose his successor.
Recall that during President Buhari’s meeting with APC governors on Tuesday, May 31, he asked the governors to allow him to choose his successor. (Read here). This reportedly did not go down well with some members of the party, particularly the presidential aspirants who are hoping they clinch the party’s ticket during their convention slated for June 6th to 9th.
Posting the photo above on Instagram, Reno opined that APC members should stop complaining as their principal, Tinubu, has also been the one choosing who becomes governor of Lagos state for many years now.
”I don’t understand why Bola Tinubu’s people are complaining that Buhari can’t choose who the APC candidate will be. Who chooses who becomes candidate of the APC in Lagos? Is it not solely Tinubu? Who stopped Ambode from being re-elected? Was it not solely Tinubu?
Did Ambode not pay for a form in 2019? Did the APC not collect his money and refuse to refund him after Tinubu rejected him? Did he not go and gather his brother Governors to beg Tinubu on his behalf?
Did Governor Bagudu of Kebbi not prostrate to Tinubu on Ambode’s behalf? Not that I support the imposition of candidates. However, what is good for Lagos APC is also good for national APC!
I am a student of history. I recall clearly that Samuel Doe use to cut people while they were still alive. However, when Prince Yormie Johnson arrested him on his way to seek safety with ECOMOG, Johnson gave Doe the special Doe treatment.
So, if Buhari decides to give Tinubu the special Ambode treatment, history justifies it! Tinubu cannot expect Buhari to treat him better than he, Tinubu, treated Ambode.
If Ambode was the Governor of Lagos on October 20, 2020, instead of Sanwoolu, maybe the #LekkiMassacre of peaceful, unarmed #EndSARS protesters would not have happened. But Tinubu denied him the ticket. So, Buhari can deny Tinubu just as Tinubu denied Ambode. No one will cry foul!”