Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has reacted to the call for the arrest of Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Rant HQ reports that the spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, had called on the Department of State Service (DSS) to arrest the former Anambra Governor over comments he described as incitement and treasonable felony.
Reacting to the development in post on his Twitter handle, Omokri noted that such a move would provoke the Igbos.
According to him, the South East was already displeased with the power dynamics in the country and arresting Obi would be tantamount to fanning the embers.
He opined that Obi and Nnamdi Kanu are the most popular Igbo men on planet earth and therefore should not be toyed with.
He warned that if Tinubu or President Muhammadu Buhari should jail Obi this would lead to Southern Nigeria fully supporting him.
He wrote, “Already, the South East feels left out in cold, and completely shut out of the power dynamic in Nigeria, with the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, despite a court judgment ordering his release. And now, Festus Keyamo wants to add insult to injury by calling for Peter Obi’s arrest? Is Nigeria deliberately provoking the Igbos or what?
“Nnamdi Kanu and Peter Obi are the most popular Igbo men on planet Earth. And Peter Obi happens to be massively popular beyond your Southeast. With Kanu in detention, the Southeast is under pressure, with one full day being lost to commercial activities every week.
“And now, Keyamo wants Peter Obi in jail? If either General Buhari or Bola Tinubu tries it, they may end up uniting Southern Nigeria behind Peter Obi, and they do not want that at all. In fact, very, very at all as the late Fela Kuti would say.”
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