30th November, 2023
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
A former presidential spokesman, Reno Omokri has said former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi is displaying hypocrisy over the demolition of illegal buildings in Lagos State.
Obi had on Thursday condemned the demolition of buildings in Lagos and other parts of the country, saying the government should know that there is hardship in the country and should carry out enforcement with human face.
But Omokri attacked Obi for condemning the demolition of illegal buildings in Lagos and refused to condemn the burning of Chinedu and Omama in his hometown of Onitsha a month ago.
He asked: “Why is Peter Obi condemning the demolition of illegal properties in Lagos when he has not condemned the burning of Chinedu and Omama in his hometown of Onitsha a month ago, like he condemned the burning of Deborah Samuels on May 12, 2022?
“He says the demolition exercise by the Lagos State Government is ill-timed, yet he did not say anything when the Anambra State Government demolished illegal properties this year.
“Peter Obi claims he is speaking for “the poor in our midst. Now, this is very confusing. Because it was the houses of the poor that were demolished in Anambra, and he did not speak. But, the homes being demolished in Lagos are primarily owned by multimillionaires.
“One of them even gave an interview and boasted that he spent ₦300 million on his mansion. Why did Peter not speak for the poor when Anambra was demolishing properties? Is Peter Obi now saying crime is not okay in Anambra but okay in Lagos?”