Former presidential media aide during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has described the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a hypocrite.
Omokri made the allegation in his reaction to Tinubu’s call for Nigerians to set politics apart and pray for President Muhammadu Buhari.
It will be recalled as reported by Newspot that Tinubu urged Nigerians to put politics aside and pray for President Muhammadu Buhari for strength and wisdom to protect the nation.
He made this call on Wednesday in his Eid-el-Fitr message titled, ‘Let righteous acts, efforts of Ramadan continue to guide our actions.
Tinubu, who joined Muslims in Nigeria and across the world to mark the completion of this year’s Ramadan fast, stressed that fasting is a sign of complete devotion to God.
But in his reaction to the call, Omokri in a Twitter statement wondered why Tinubu didn’t call for Nigerians to pray for Jonathan but rather called for the former President’s resignation.
He wrote: “In a statement today, Bola @AsiwajuTinubu asked Nigerians to ‘put politics aside’ and pray for General @MBuhari.
“Tinubu is a hypocrite. Did he put politics aside to pray for then President @GEJonathan?
“Instead, both Tinubu and Buhari asked Jonathan to resign!”
Tinubu is a hypocrite. Did he put politics aside to pray for then President @GEJonathan?
Instead, both Tinubu and Buhari asked Jonathan to resign! #TableShaker
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) May 12, 2021
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the electronic transmission of election results from polling units to a central server during the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
The call was made in a statement on Tuesday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who noted that since INEC plans to conduct electronic registration of voters, it should be able to transmit election results electronically as well.
It will be recalled that the alleged presence and use of a central server for the transmission and collation of results was one of the major points held on to by the PDP to challenge the outcome of the 2019 presidential election results.
The use of the server for the 2019 polls was however denied by INEC.
On Tuesday, the PDP argued that INEC no longer has any excuse not to conduct the 2023 election using electronic transmission and a server.