Reno Omokri, a former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, believes that the Igbos would have rallied round to fulfill the bail conditions given to the co-convener of RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore, by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court.
KanyiDaily recalls that Sowore who is standing trial for treasonable charges filed against him by the Federal government, was in court on Monday, October 21, 2019, Justice Ojukwu said that she found it difficult to believe a man of Sowore’s pedigree did not have anyone to deposit N50 million, and stand as his surety for his bail conditions to be fulfilled.
In reaction, Reno Omokri said the bail conditions given to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, were more stringent than Sowore’s, but they were all met because the Igbos rallied round for one of their own. He wrote:
“Despite the stringent bail conditions set for Nnamdi Kanu, Igbos wasted no time fulfilling it. Sowore’s bail terms are nowhere near as tough as Nnamdi Kanu’s, yet no one has stood for him. Yet, while he was in detention and court, many people were talking tough in his defence. It just tells you a lot about Igbo communal spirit as compared to other ethnic nationalities. If Sowore was Igbo, he would have been out of jail by now.
“An Igbo Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, risked jail, put his Senatorial office on the line, to stand as surety for Kanu. Are you trying to tell me that none of Sowore’s kinsmen have ordinary ?50 million? I am yet to see a people who love themselves like the Igbo.
“In America, believe it or not, Igbo unions give new comers loans to set up their own businesses. I have seen news stories of destitute Nigerians abroad who need assistance. That can never happen to an Igbo. Other Igbos in that community will rally round and rehabilitate him or her. Let us all learn that self love from Ndi’Igbo and Nigeria will be better for it” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Reno Omokri said that Igbos should blame themselves for the tanker accident that occurred in Onitsha, Anambra State.
KanyiDaily reported that a fuel tanker laden with substance premium motor spirit (pms) had fallen into a ditch and spilled its contents, resulting in an explosion at MCC bus stop near Toronto Hospital, Upper-Iweka, Onitsha.
An eye witness told NAN that no fewer than five persons including a mother and her child, have died so far in the incident as the fire razed structures, including shops on Upper Iweka road and at Ochanja market.
Reacting, Omokri who is a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari’s adminstration said ‘Ndi’Igbo’ should be blamed for the accident, not Buhari.