Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has slammed the Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi, over his visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Abagana camp in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Naija News earlier reported that Obi visited the camp to celebrate the 2022 Christmas Day with the IDPs and show solidarity with their five years of prolonged displacement.
Speaking at the IDP camp, the LP flagbearer said his visit to the camp is to show that he is displeased about their five years of living in the camp due to the activities of suspected herdsmen.
The former Governor of Anambra State lamented that the displaced persons were forced to abandon their homes due to perversive insecurity, noting that he shared in their pains and losses.
Obi encouraged them to be patient and look to God for intervention, hence his decision to join them on a day like Christmas when many families share the love.
He challenged the Federal Government to resettle the displaced persons so that they will move on with their lives, saying that the next government will not tolerate its citizens living in IDP camps.
The LP flagbearer, however, expressed sadness that the government is failing in its responsibility to protect its citizens.
However, some netizens took to social media to express their reactions to the visit of the LP flagbearer to the IDP camp in Benue state.
Reacting to the development in a tweet via his Twitter account on Monday, Omokri said he has never heard Obi donate to the IDPs until yesterday when visited them.
He also berated the LP flagbearer for visiting the IDP camp now that 2023 presidential election is forthcoming, adding that he didn’t visit the camp when the IDPs needed him the most.
He wrote: “I believe IDPs have existed in Nigeria for over 10 years, and I have donated personally money to them many years ago. But I have never heard of Peter Obi donating money to them until now. Why now? Why now? Why not when they actually needed you most Peter? Why now?”
I believe IDPs have existed in Nigeria for over 10 years, and I have donated personally money to them many years ago. But I have never heard of Peter Obi donating money to them until now. Why now? Why now? Why not when they actually needed you most Peter? Why now?#TableShaker
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) December 26, 2022