A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the main opposition party to issue a disclaimer to the posts made by a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri ahead of the 2023 general elections.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that Omokri has been vocal about his support for PDP’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and has also been using his social media platforms to heavily criticise the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Metuh in a Facebook post on Monday, accused Omokri of promoting ethnicity, urging him to focus on issue-based campaign.
He wrote, “The time has come for the Peoples Democratic Party to issue a disclaimer to Reno Omokri’s posts. Whilst he is not a member of the Presidential Campaign team, his closeness to the Presidential candidate and his open support for the party may mislead people to believe his posts as representating the views of the Party.
“There is no way any responsible or respectable democrat can condone such insensitivity. We did not join politics to mock or disparage any set of individuals, least of all a whole tribe.
The founding fathers of the PDP had noble ideals and its ideals and values should not be desecrated by any individual, on the altar of a false strategy to engineer hatred against any tribe or stroke an ethnic contest.
“We all should insist on an issue based campaign.”
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