Former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has described Atiku Abubakar as the most qualified candidate to lead Nigeria in 2023.
Omokri whose principal was booted out of office in 2015 by president Muhammedu Buhari said, Atiku is the best candidate for the job.
He said 14 years after Atiku Abubakar left office, he has employed more people than many state governments.
Reno further wondered the need to bring in another individual when Atiku has already demonstrated that he can get at least 11 million votes.
He said, “Of all the aspirants so far, Atiku Abubakar is the best in my opinion. Not the best Northern candidate. The best. Period! He has been prepared since 1993. He has a plan for creating jobs and ending security, which makes sense. As VP, He successfully led the Economic Management Team and drove the deregulation of the telecom sector and by that action, created millions of jobs for Nigerians and exploded our GDP. He helped calm this nation during the Sharia crisis of 2000.
“Fourteen years after leaving office, he employs more people than many state governments. He is detribalised. He has already demonstrated that he can get at least 11 million votes. Why bring someone else to come and start from square one?”
He also described Peter Obi as an excellent candidate. He said of all the Southern candidates, none can be measured with Obi’s record in terms of performance
“Peter Obi is an excellent candidate. Of all the Southern candidates, none is close to him in terms of records of past performance. He became a Governor without a Godfather. He fought powers to retain his mandate. And when he got it, he performed. He over performed! He took an educationally backward state and made her the number one in terms of WAEC and NECO results. His businesses are thriving and obvious to all.
“Now, don’t get emotional and insult me. If you think I am wrong, then convince me. Come up with facts, as I have done. Divorce yourself from your ethnic and religious sentiments as I have done. Persuade me without appealing to ethno-religious sentiments. Give me cold hard facts. Do not whine to me about turn. None of those I support are ethically or consanguineously linked to me. As the Lord sees my heart, I am not on salary from them. I have spoken my conscience to a nation that is in dire need of leadership!”