“Peter Obi lobbied me to become Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in 2019” – Reno Omokri

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Nigerian politician and socio-political commentator, Reno Omokri has recounted how Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi allegedly lobbied him to become Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential elections.

Reno, who made this revelation via his verified Instagram channel, claimed his decision to spill the secret is spawned by the insults he is receiving from Ob’s supporters in recent times.

Noting that he is disappointed in Obi, whom he said is quiet while his supporters insult him, the socio-political commentator recounted how he, Peter Obi, and the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar met in Dubai regarding the 2019 general elections.

Registering his grievances, Reno wrote: “In my life, have never been insulted the way Peter Obi supporters insult me. Yet, this same Peter lobbied me when he wanted to be Atiku’s running mate in 2019. I supported him. Yet, he watches as his people insult Atiku and me. Nobody knows tomorrow.

“It is not even the Peter Obi supporter’s behavior that appalls me. It is Peter himself that I am disappointed in. Even Tinubu’s people are not insulting Atiku the way his supporters are. The same Atiku that chose him when even his own Governor swore that he will never support him? When Southeast Governors insisted that they did not want him.

“This photo was taken in Dubai in 2018 when HE Atiku hosted Senator Ben Murray-Bruce and me. Both of us carried Peter Obi’s matter on our heads. One penny we did not collect from him. He is alive. Ask him. We just believed that he was the most qualified to be on the ticket. As I said, nobody knows tomorrow!”

“Peter Obi lobbied me to become Atiku Abubakar’s running mate in 2019” – Reno Omokri


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