Amazon bestselling author and former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has mocked Governor Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, over their failed bid to make the latter emerge as the next governor of the state.
While Nwosu lost the Imo governorship election to Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Okoracha’s name was removed from INEC’s list of senators-elect after being previously announced as the winner of the Imo South Senatorial District election.
INEC said its official declared the governor winner of the senatorial election “under duress.” Okorocha was consequently not issued with a certificate of return.
Omokri, in a series of tweets, mocked Okorocha and his son-in-law, saying they would have won their respective elections if statues could vote. The former presidential aide was referring to several statues of public figures erected in Owerri, the Imo state capital, by the governor.
“As for Rochas, his situation would have been different only if statues could vote. By now, he would have been a Senator-elect and his son in law would have been a Governor-elect. I hope he has learnt his lesson. Invest in real people not statues.
“Rochas blames Oshiomhole and Uzodinma for his predicaments. How shortsighted. Does Rochas think both Adams and Hope acted on their own? Rochas should ask Buhari what he meant by ‘remote control’ when the President confessed to how APC won Osun state.”
The former presidential aide also took a swipe at the former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio, who recently lost his senatorial seat after defecting from the opposition PDP to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Look at Akpabio who once boasted that “what money cannot do, more money can do”. Today, where has his “more money” gotten him? A man can’t be dancing shakushaku while his people are dancing azonto. As my South-south people will say, it is impossicant.
“What possessed Akpabio to ally himself to a man and party that are considered political lepers by his people? A man that was once so loved after he TRANSFORMED Akwa-Ibom, ended up TRANSFORMING himself from a political MODEL to a political MONSTER.
Omokri also predicted that “the God who failed Rochas and Akpabio,” will also fail the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in Rivers State. He slammed Amaechi for the alleged role he played in the militarisation of Rivers during the March 9 governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
“And what would one say about Rotimi Amaechi? How can @ChibuikeAmaechi defend what the military is doing in Rivers? Even the usually conservative European Union was forced to speak up in defence of Rivers people. Yet Amaechi hails their oppressors.
“Amaechi, your time is coming. The god who failed Rochas and Akpabio will also fail you. If you like pray 10 times a day in the direction of Daura, it won’t save you from reaping what you sowed. Your sin will find you and your potbelly soon. Very soon,” said the former presidential aide.