Reno Omokri, Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, has urged members of his party to refrain from attacking the newly appointed Director General (DG) of the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Akin Osuntokun, because the latter is not the party’s enemy.
He stated that instead of attacking his friend, Osuntokun, whom he claims is not the PDP’s enemy, his colleagues should target the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi.
Reno made this appeal in a tweet on Friday. The tweet read: “Politics aside, I know Akin Osuntokun personally. He is my friend. He is a specimen of a well bred omuluabi. He is a gentleman. I appeal to every PDP member to treat him with the utmost respect and courtesy. Take on Peter Obi, but let Akin be. He is not our enemy!”
Reacting to Reno’s appeal, @Jboy wrote: “So Peter Obi is your enemy just because of you want your candidate to destroy our nation… Haha God will shame you.”
This is coming a few days after the new LP DG had revealed that former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s favourite presidential candidate is Mr Peter Obi.
He made the revelation during an interview session on Channels Television’s Politics. He also spoke about Obasanjo’s role in the Obi/Datti campaign.
Speaking on the former president’s close relationship with him and the former LP DG, Okupe, Osuntokun said, “He is a father figure. That’s a better description of the relationship. He’s a father figure to us, not an ‘ally.’ Assuming that what you are saying is correct, am I not qualified for the job? Am I not competent for it?”
He was also asked if his appointment was based on the recommendation of the former president, Osuntokun added, “You’ll have to ask the presidential candidate, my principal, whether it was an Obasanjo slot and that was how the position was filled.
“Don’t forget that I was the immediate zonal coordinator of the campaign in South-West, so this is essentially an elevation. It is not that I’m just joining the campaign organisation, but if you say that it’s Obasanjo’s slot, people have different perceptions and you’re at liberty to say so.”
The campaign DG further argued that the focus should not be on who is behind his appointment, but what he brings to the table.
“Forget about who recommended me or whether I’m filling the slot of somebody. That is not an issue. It’s my capacity and competence to do the job that matters most. If Obasanjo recommends a very competent person who will lead the party to victory, why should I have any issues with that. For me, it’s a non-issue.”