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‘m one of the millions of Nigerians who follow and admire Reno Omokri not because he finds ways to expose and push back the lies and perfidies of the Buhari administration, but for his forthrightness when commenting on the Nigerian situation, just like our in-law, FFK.
But I think that Reno has, in his attempt to cast the Igbo in stellar light, unknowingly set them up for further hatred by those who mortally compete with them for relevance in the animal farm called Nigeria.

This is what I mean: in comparing the continued detention of Omoleye Sowore with that of IPOB front man, Nnamdi KANU, Reno offered that had sowore been an Igbo, ways could have been found by the Yoruba to bail him.
That sentiment has gladdened the hearts of many Igbo with shallow understanding who gloat that they watch the backs of their brothers and sisters while the Yoruba do not.

For one thing, the ‘crimes’ of Sowore and KANU are ideologically or ontologically different.

One was fighting for the total emancipation of his indigenous peoples; the other was agitating for the rearrangement of the status quo to accommodate him and his political think-alikes – something KANU is fundamentally opposed to. This is a big difference.
It is worthy of note that, when a certain Gani Adams of OPC dared the federal government during OBJ’s reign and was charged with everything in the books, scores of Yoruba SANs appeared in court and brought him home.

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Why? Because he was fighting for the whole Yoruba. Unlike Sowore who is fighting a nebulous one- man battle that may make him politically relevant in the near future and overshadow the ones that will provide him with the the ladder to power.
OK, all is politics.

But a report, not confirmed by your correspondent, has asserted that Sowore is not really a Yoruba, but of Ijaw ethnic group from Ondo state masquerading as Yoruba.

People know these things.

This is not to say that, no matter where he comes from, the Buhari government has any justification for making his bail conditions onerous.

So when observers think that the Igbo are more caring of their kind than the Yoruba, the matter is more complicated.
All the same, Reno, keep up your good works. But for some Igbo to be beating their chests in vicarious glee that they love one another more than the Yoruba is short sighted and delusionary. Be well.

By Chiemeka Iwuoha….

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