Nigerian politician, Reno Omokri has raised alarm following verbal attacks and a petition to ban him on Twitter.
This coming after he posted a comment many felt could incite the Hausas against the Igbos following presidential candidate Peter Obi’s interview on Arise TV on Wednesday June 6th.
In the interview, Obi partly said, “The comment from my respected elder brother, Kwankwaso, is the reason why we have 100 million Nigerians living in poverty (and) the reason why we have 18 million Nigerian children out of school
“It is the reason why we have over 55% of Nigerians on the under or unemployment ladder. It is the reason why Nigeria is unsecured because rather than vote for competence, we choose to vote for incompetence based on a primitive consideration of ethnicity and religion.
“Show me where you can buy food cheaper, you have uninterrupted electricity or where people are prospering in the North because northerners are in power? In the South West because they are in power? or in the South East.
What we’ve chosen to do in this country is to consistently hire vehicle drivers to fly the Nigerian airplane instead of hiring qualified pilots.”
After the interview, Reno commented that Obi considered himself a pilot and Kwankwanso a mere driver and said that the people of Kano and the North have heard his comment.
People on Twitter are saying his comments are incitive and could cause an ethnic crisis and are asking Twitter to ban him.
The petition now has reached over 56k signatures to ban him on Twitter.