Reno Omokri Blasts Soyinka (See Why)

Reno Omokri
Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused Noble Laureate, Wole Soyinka of double standards amid his criticism of Pyrates Confraternity for maligning the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the National Association of Seadogs popularly known as Pyrates Confraternity were seen in a viral video chanting songs that criticised Tinubu for contesting for the presidency seat despite his old age.

The group had used the popular slogan, “emilokan” used by Tinubu in his outburst against President Muhammadu Buhari months back where he said it was his turn to become the President of Nigeria.

In his reaction via his verified Twitter handle, Omokri stated that Soyinka was part of those that verbally abused Jonathan,  adding that he didn’t find the words and actions of the APC against the former President distasteful.

He wrote, “Wole Soyinka who insulted Patience Jonathan, calling her a hippopotamus, is now upset that the Pyrates confraternity, which he founded, is mocking Tinubu? He called it tasteless! Not that I support it. But if it must be condemned, surely it should not be by Soyinka!

“Where was Wole Soyinka when Tinubu insulted Obidients by calling Labour a “mushroom” party, whose members “will labour till death”? Is that Pyrates song Soyinka called ‘distasteful’ as bad as wishing death on Labour Party members? Why didn’t Soyinka condemn Tinubu?

“When Tinubu sponsored Occupy Naija, where then President Jonathan’s photo was placed on a coffin and labelled RIP, why did Soyinka not call it distasteful, as he did with the Pyrates anti-Tinubu song? Wole Soyinka is too respected to display such double standards.”

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