Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has advised presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asijwaju Bola Tinubu not to compete against his Labour Party (LP) counterpart, Peter Obi in holding political rallies across the country.
Taking to his Facebook page on Tuesday, Omokri said Obi has an edge in that regard because of the ubiquity of his Igbo ethnic stock in all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.
He said that the Igbo would rise to support their own should a rally be called to support Obi in any part of the country.
The Herald recalls that thousands of Obi’s supporters thronged strategic locations in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, and other states in the country on October 1 to express support for the presidential candidate.
Omokri said, “The only person who can have rallies nationwide is Peter Obi. Not because he is popular nationally. Far from it!
“It is because people of Southeast origin are in EVERY town in Nigeria and form his base. They are the most itinerant indigenous ethnicity in Nigeria. And they have very good Town Unions that have received mobilisation from their heartland. If you go anywhere on Earth and you do not see a person of Southeast origin, run from there!
“Tinubu is wasting his time competing with Peter via rallies. He should learn from Atiku. Focus on the main vote! Rallies do not win elections. What wins elections in Nigeria are structure, and personal connections to the leaders of states, towns and villages. That is how Abiola won in 1993. Between then and now, little has changed,” Omokri said.