Controversial analyst, author, and lawyer, Reno Omokri, has criticised former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, over her advice to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and President Bola Tinubu, regarding the demolition of some structures in the Alaba International Market. Omokri stated that Ezekwesili was known for taking double standards, especially when it comes to matters involving the Southeastern part of the country. The former presidential aide advised her to shift her focus from Lagos to Anambra, where buildings are currently being marked for demolition.
Ezekwesili had urged the Lagos Governor to release details of each demolished building and the reasons they were removed. She argued that it would prove to the public that the exercise was not targeting the Igbos. She said little about the demolition in Anambra.
Omokri accused her of remaining silent when situations involved the Southeast, only to speak up once an anomaly happened in other regions. He questioned Ezekwesili’s focus on Lagos, stating that what was allowed in Lagos might not receive tolerance in Anambra.
He further accused her of being an IPOB apologist and not condemning the killing of US embassy personnel and Ahmed Gulak and the massacre of soldiers, police officers, and paramilitary men and women by IPOB, ESN, and unknown gunmen. Ezekwesili has been vocal and critical of the government’s handling of issues such as #BringBackOurGirls and Deborah Samuel’s death.
In summary, Omokri opined that Ezekwesili must direct her focus to Anambra from Lagos if she wished to comment on ongoing activities that involved demolitions of structures.