Reno Omokri praised the Labour Party and Peter Obi, its presidential candidate, on Instagram.
Before the election, the author, who was critical of Obi and his supporters, published a picture of Donatus Matthew, a cyclist who won a seat in Kaduna’s House of Representatives after running under the Labour Party banner.
Donatus Matthew, an okada rider for the Labour Party, was elected to the Kaduna House of Representatives, according to Reno’s description. This is the epitome of democracy. And I appreciate Peter Obi and the Labour Party for this. Their combined efforts have greatly strengthened our democracy.
Reno later edited his caption to add: “I never envisaged that this could happen in Nigeria in the year 2023. In the future, perhaps I imagined it happening. But not now. If Labour continues this way, they will make Nigeria a more egalitarian society. This news will make Labour more acceptable in Kano, the centre of Northern egalitarianism, which is the utopian ideal that the late Aminu Kanu tried to build with the Talakawa through the Northern Elements Progressive Union, and later his Peoples Redemption Party.”