Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, a senator from Enugu East and a former governor of the state, criticized Peter Obi’s fans on Thursday, August 11, 2022, calling their behavior “un-Igbo,” and criticizing them for supporting the Labour Party’s presidential candidate.
Nnamani had on Tuesday cautioned against accepting Greek gifts from the “Obidient canvassers”.
He alleged that doing so would hurt the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) chances of electing governors; senators, representatives to State Houses of Assembly and Governors of their own states. Furthermore, the lawmaker compared the Obidient movement to the tale of the tortoise that claimed to represent everyone; but took feathers from other animals to fly so it could attend a feast.
He made this known in a statement he personally signed.
Earlier, last weekend, Nnamani also wrote against Peter Obi’s ‘Obidient’ movement.
On Thursday, Nnamani continued his battle with Obi’s supporters on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. He described them as “dictators” who ‘lack home training’.
“#ObidiEND Dictators who will pursue a One party State. With all their inelectability, they are intolerant, abusive and vacuous,” Nnamani wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
“Forcing us to vote for their party. Shutting us out of dialogue! No home training like FS Yusufu and paid Tweeps insulting their fathers and mothers! Un-Igbo.”
FS Yusufu Ellow and your ILK stop inciting Igbo youths to insult your Fathers and Mothers.See how FS Yusufu described Igbo and Yoruba leaders.Let him use it on his own Mother and Father.#ObidiEND Stop cyberspace bullying #Chimaroke #ebeanoFAM #ebeanoGenZ Igbo youths stop please https://t.co/t347OGQ4pI pic.twitter.com/UqzLpQAJjL
— Chimaroke Nnamani MD, FACOG. (@ChimarokeNamani) August 11, 2022
Meanwhile, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) made it clear on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 that the terrorist suspect Idris Ojo was not a participant in the attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo on June 5 but rather an escapee from the Kuje prison in Abuja.
Specifically, Akeredolu said there was a “mistake” in the statement made by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Richard Olatunde, his Chief Press Secretary (CPS).
Given that the regrettable episode in Kuje jail came before the horrific event of the June 5 attack in Owo; Governor Akeredolu acknowledged the confusion the remark had caused in the public sphere. He explained that Ojo; who is number 14 on the wanted list of Kuje Prison escapees; was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure, Ondo State capital.
“The announcement of the arrest of Idris Ojo as one of the perpetrators of the June 5 attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo was a mix-up from the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.
“Idris Ojo, who is number 14 on the wanted list of the Kuje Prison escapees was arrested in his brother’s house in Akure.
“His brother, Jimoh Rasheed Ibrahim, received and accommodated him after his escape from Kuje prison.
“He was thereafter moved and kept in the custody of the security operatives at the same time the attackers of Owo Catholic Church were arrested and brought into custody. Hence, the mix-up,” the Governor said.