Reno Omokri, former Special Assistant on New Media to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is backing the Arewa Youths who slammed a three month-quit notice on Igbos residing in the North by remaining silent over the anti-Igbo song circulating across the nation.
He also reminded the President of the one-sided arrest during the recent Yoruba-Hausa clash in Ife, which appeared to favour Northerners involved in the ethnic feud.
The former Presidential aide said on Wednesday morning: “five days after it became public knowledge that an anti-Igbo hate song is circulating in parts of Nigeria we have radio silence from the Presidency.
“Vacationing President Muhammadu Buhari, who condemned the Ozubulu killings in a statement, has nothing to say about the anti-Igbo hate song. How won’t the anti-Igbo hate song take root when the Arewa Youths who gave the Igbo quit notice are walking around freely in public.
“In the wake of the anti-Igbo song, I remind the Buhari administration that we’ve not forgotten the speed of their one sided arrest during the Ife Yoruba-Hausa clash!”
Omokri, who also accused the President of tyranny, condemned yesterday’s clampdown on anti-Buhari protesters by officers of the FCT Police command.
He said: “the incident at the Unity Fountain involving Charles Oputa and others only proves dictators may grow old, but they don’t grow into democrats!
“These people including President Muhammadu Buhari himself, Nasir El-Rufai, and other top shots of the present All Progressives Congress government protested against Goodluck Jonathan and were never tear gassed or harassed!
“Now what they enjoyed freely under Jonathan, they deprive Nigerians of so brutally. Yet they called Jonathan a ‘tyrant’.”