A former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said he was never going to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) like a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, did.
He said that his “pedigree is too important to me to soil”, adding that his “stomach does not control my mouth.”
Omokri stated after Yaw, an On Air Personality (OAP) asked him if he will join APC should Jonathan join the ruling party.
There have been speculations that the APC is making moves to woo Jonathan to the party and have him contest for the 2023 presidential election on its platform.
Consequently, Yaw asked Omokri if the speculations turn out to be true whether he will join Jonathan, since he respects him alot.
Omokri, who like Fani-Kayode, is a fierce critic of Buhari replied:
I am not Femi Fani-Kayode. I urge you, your radio station, and the general Nigerian public not to be emotionally agitated. Don’t be excitable. Be rational. Put things into proper perspective. Study my past. Am I or am I not a stable person? You and the public should be able to gauge my future conduct from my past conduct. Let me make this clear: Former President Jonathan will not join the APC. And even if he does, I will NOT go with him. But he won’t.
Fani-Kayode’s behaviour is not representative of my behaviour. My late father was an Appeal Court Justice. Investigate him. He was known for being an honest judge.
I was a Presidential spokesman for four years. Nobody has even accused me of stealing a pin. Betrayal, grovelling and instability are not in my DNA. So what will make me vulnerable to APC? My pedigree is too important to me to soil. I must pass it unblemished to my children as it was passed on, unblemished, to me. My stomach does not control my mouth. What I say, and how I behave, are dictated by conscience, not by appetite.”