By Nimot Sulaimon
Former political aide, Reno Omokri, has chastised Nigerians for mocking President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his ill-health.
This comes after news of Folarin “Falz” Falana’s knee surgery broke on social media.
According to Omokri, the surgery news caused him to rethink on Tinubu’s mobility issues. He opined that if Falz can have mobility issues at 33, it shouldn’t have been seen as strange for it to happen to Bola Tinubu at 71.
Omokri tweeted on Saturday night, “Last year, many Nigerians mocked Tinubu for his mobility issues. But seeing a young artiste like Falz undergo surgery on his knees makes me rethink Tinubu’s mobility issues.
“I hope the Presidential Election Petition Court overturns his election as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for two reasons. First, his electoral ‘victory’ went against the Electoral Act because almost 14,000 polling units had manual accreditation, which is against section 47(3). Second is that his history as a cartel leader is an embarrassment to Nigeria.
“Having said that, maybe it was wrong to have mocked him over his health issues, of which he has gotten his mobility back. If it can happen to Folarin Falana at 33, it should not have been seen as strange for it to happen to Bola Tinubu at 71. And it can happen to anybody at any time.
“May God forgive all of us who erroneously made an issue of that, and may He grant Folarin good health to continue his work of advancing Nigeria through music and political activism. In Yeshua’s Name, I pray.