Reno Omokri, a Nigerian politician and lawyer, has chastised Mr Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, for confronting Dino Melaye, a spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Management Committee, during a presidential town hall meeting hosted by Arise TV on Sunday.
Reno Omokri, the Labour Party presidential candidate, responded to the incident by claiming that Mr Obi’s failure to control his fury at the occasion is evidence that the Labour Party presidential candidate will not be able to govern Nigeria and her military forces as president.
In his words: “If Obi cannot control his temper on stage during the AriseTV town hall presidential debate, and began throwing a tantrum and shouting words at Dino Melaye, then how can he control Nigeria and our armed forces as President? Obi showed that his emotions control him!”
The drama between Mr Obi and Dino all started after the PDP spokesman tagged one of the attendees of the event ‘Obi people’: a remark that didn’t sit well with the Labour Party presidential flagbearer.
On hearing the words of Dino, Peter Obi angrily clapped back at the PDP official saying: “Stop that Dino. Why are you always calling me? I won’t take that. This man is from ANPP. Why are you calling him Obi people. I have taken enough from you here?”
Dino feigned ignorance but Peter Obi insisted that he will not condone such behavior. Click here to watch the video
As reactions trail, @Vivix wrote on Twitter saying: “This breaks my heart. @PeterObi has been more than kind &respectful throughout this entire campaign process he has been an honorable man and men who don’t even deserve to be in the same room as him have the audacity to constantly antagonize him. @_dinomelaye you are disgusting.
@Victor Israel: “Obi is going to garner more support with all these bcos people see the human angle in him, they see a man of compassion dat isn’t ruthless with his approach, they see a man dat mirrors decency, they see a man that isn’t insensitive to their plight. The optics are just perfect.”
@MasterP: “Your candidate chickened out of the town hall meeting, yet you had the guts to open your ka mouth and be asking Peter Obi questions. Not your fault though. Peter Obi should not be attending these shows. And for God’s sakes, why will the biased partisan Reuben Abati anchor it?”
@Oladiji: “Now! Now! Something needs to be said here. Dinos political career is limping and it seems like a last lap race for him. The reason is dat, he has burnt bridges all over the place and if all fails, he has nowhere to head to. Atiku and Obi are buddies, where does dat leave Dino?”
After the drama, Mr Obi spoke on why he should be voted into office as Nigeria’s next president.
Noting that he never borrowed during his time as the governor of Anambra State, Mr Obi said: “During my time as a former governor, I served for eight eights. If you go to that state you will find that I never borrowed from any financial institution in Nigeria. I have never been invited or questioned about any missing money anywhere.
“The day I left the office, I wasn’t owing any contractor or supplier that had delivered his project, I was not owing pension, gratuity, or salary. I left in three banks; Access, Diamond and Fidelity, over $50 million each for the state.
“I have never borrowed, I served faithfully, and I left their money.”
He added that apart from his stellar performance, he won the award for best road network from the Federal Government and an award from Bill Gates Foundation for best in education and health