A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has apologised to Labour Party presidential aspirant, Peter Obi for his comments on Arise TV against the former Anambra governor.
While appearing on a programme on Arise News a day ago, Omokri had called the 60-year-old who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to Labour Party to actualise his presidential ambition names, saying that he left the PDP because he knew he would be disgraced at the party’s primary.
But Omokri has today made a U-turn acknowledging that he went overboard. On his Twitter page on Sunday morning, the former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan wrote: “I have just spoken to @PeterObi. I apologise for my comments on AriseTV, and Peter told me to inform the public that certain persons on Twitter and other social media, who have alienated him from so many, do not speak for him or his campaign.
He will also be tweeting a statement.”
Meanwhile, Obi has responded by appealing to his supporters to desist from attacking other aspirants and candidates.
The presidential hopeful tweeted: “It has been brought to my attention, and I have also observed that some of my numerous supporters are making personal attacks on other aspirants/candidates.
“Whilst thanking you for your support, which I sincerely value and appreciate, I humbly appeal that we all imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship and avoid name-calling or personal attacks on other aspirants and candidates.
“The common goal is to make Nigeria better. Elections are a democratic contest and need not be adversarial. -PO.”