Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has commended President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s “fluidity of thought” in his maiden Democracy Day address to Nigerians as President.
In his first Democracy Day speech as president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu acknowledged the hardship that Nigerians are facing as a result of the fuel subsidy removal, and promised to “reward” their sacrifices with “massive investment” in transportation infrastructure, education, regular power supply, healthcare, and other public utilities to enhance Nigerians’ quality of life. Reno Omokri, the former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, praised Tinubu’s “fluidity of thought” in his address
Giving his stance on Twitter on Monday, he tweeted: “Very commendable speech by President Tinubu. Although Waziri Atiku is my choice and would have done better, I, however, must concede that the President was eloquent, displayed fluidity of thought, and had command of the issues. Other than the treatment meted out to CBN Governor Emefiele, I cannot fault the President’s first two weeks in office.
Despite Tinubu’s predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari, being Reno Omokri’s favourite candidate, he believes that Tinubu’s “eloquent” speeches, “fluidity of thought”, and his grasp on issues is a significant improvement on Buhari. Consequently, he couldn’t find fault with Tinubu’s first two weeks in office except for his treatment of the CBN Governor Emefiele.
“This speech, in which he acknowledged the pains Nigerians are facing and his promise to alleviate the pains, the sustenance of subsidy removal, deft negotiations with the Nigerian Labour Congress, his accessibility and open door policy, balanced appointments of Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, increasing the retirement age of judges, taking charge of the leadership selection process of the 10th National Assembly, signing significant bills into law, and making progress towards a single exchange rate, has established that he is a significant improvement on Buhari.
Reno Omokri believes that Tinubu has been making progress on many fronts such as his promise to alleviate the hardships currently facing Nigerians, a sustained subsidy removal, his accessibility and open door policy, his balanced appointments, increasing the retirement age of judges, and his progress in making a single exchange rate.
Nevertheless, I fully support Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s petition at the Presidential Election Petition Court, and I am very hopeful that he will emerge victorious. May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Despite his support for Tinubu’s achievements in his first two weeks, Reno Omokri fully backs Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s petition at the Presidential Election Petition Court, and he is optimistic that he will emerge victorious.