By Nduka Anwuzie

If there is any Nigerian that is so hypocritical, it is Reno Omokri. You claim to be a Pastor but trade in lies just to please your paymasters, who conspired to loot billions of dollars from the treasury between 2010 and 2015. The peak of the looting was done in 2015 just before the General Elections. It would take the Nation several years to recover from such brigandage. If Nigeria were a company, it would not be able to survive such grand theft. But with the help of God, the Nation is gradually getting its groove back to the disappointment of Pastor Reno and his comrades. As a Christian, you should be conversant with the Lord Jesus’ admonition which stated clearly that man shall not live by bread alone. You are hungry, and the hunger has made you mad. Forget the boastings of having a bestseller. If you really made so much from the sale of your book, you should have been financially independent by now. You have not recovered from the defeat suffered by your boss in 2015 which made you and your comrades jobless. A Pastor is supposed to be a man of character and dignity who preaches and practises the principles enunciated in the Bible, but that is not the case with you.

In the ten commandments listed in Exodus Chapter 20, God specifically commanded in verse 15 that we should not steal. Pastor Reno, you certainly witnessed the monumental graft in the Government of former President Goodluck Jonathan, yet you kept quiet. You never preached the gospel to the looters. Or were you on spiritual leave between 2010 and 2015? Did you suspend your Christianity to enable you partake of the naira feast? Assuming without conceding that you were not aware of the heist that was going on then, have you not been made aware of it since 2015? Or, you still don’t believe that Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser and Dieziani Allison Maduekwe stole billions of dollars from the treasury. Is Mrs Patience Jonathan’s induction into the Club of Dollar Millionaires a result of hard work, or the savings from her earnings as Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa State? Are you not aware of how Billions of Naira were transferred from our national treasury into the personal account of your comrades including Femi Fani-Kayode during the 2015 Elections? It is so shameful to see you look away from these mindless looting of our national treasury just because you and your guys were involved. I daresay that with your penchant to attack people, you would have since turned against your comrades if you weren’t part of these grand theft of our national wealth. Because you were part of the group that stole our Nation blind, you no longer think the commandment against stealing is from God.

Pastor Reno, I didn’t hear you tell your colleagues to return the monies they looted from the treasury during the reign of your boss, President Jonathan. A Pastor is supposed to be bold to admonish his sinful friends. Instead, you engaged in shadow boxing to please your paymasters whose names appeared on the list of looters recently released by the Government. You allude to the one-sided nature of the list as if that washes away the sins of the looters on the list before God. Can that serve as a legal defence to the crime they have committed? Pastor Reno, since you have never criticised the parading of armed bandits by the Police, it is hypocritical to criticise the naming of looters who have stolen far more than all the armed robbers in the world combined. These are looters whose acts of corruption caused more the suffering and death of millions of Nigerians, far more than the total number of deaths caused by armed robbery in the history of this Nation. Because you cannot preach against stealing without offending your paymasters, you have chosen to focus your messages on sexual purity only. How convenient?

Your obsession with tweeting about sex and Big Brother Naija (of all things) while living the good life in the United States just attests to the calibre of men who occupied critical positions in Nigeria. On the 3rd of March, 2018 you tweeted about the housemates of Big Brother Naija calling them agents of darkness and not stars. You went further to say that they are a blight on the nation, foaming in the mouth indecency and Nigeria must not celebrate them. Pastor Reno, is this not hypocritical? How can you leave out those who plundered this Nation to focus on young Nigerians on the Big Brother Naija show who have been forced by the poverty and hopelessness caused engendered by corruption most especially of the Jonathan era to partake in a Reality contest with a promise of a better life if they win the N45 Million at stake? Yet you left the thieves untouched and labelled the housemates of Big Brother Naija as agents of darkness. Despite the moral failings of the show, the average Nigerian would choose the Big Brother Housemates over you and those who stole Nigeria blind who you presently serve as their mouthpiece. You and your comrades are the agents of darkness whose stars would never shine again.

Your tweets reveal the mind of a man who has nothing meaningful to do with his time, hence your recourse to spewing rubbish against the Federal Government just because you have been deprived of your economic lifeline by the blocking of all loopholes that aid corruption which was glorified during the reign of your boss, Goodluck Jonathan. Trillions of Naira were looted by the immediate past government, of which you were a spokesperson. These monies would have built and equipped several hospitals, schools, roads, houses etc for the benefit of millions of Nigerians. Do you know how many Nigerians who have died in the past years because of corruption perpetrated by the government of former President Jonathan, your boss? Instead of deploying our resources to better the lives of millions of Nigerians, President Jonathan and his comrades like you cornered the wealth for themselves. Young graduates roam the streets because the money that would have been used to establish and support job creating companies and industries was looted. Even those that schooled abroad come back home and find no jobs because of corruption. You are also a testament to the effects of corruption on our youths as you also relocated abroad since you could not find a job here in Nigeria as a result the record-breaking corruption perpetrated by your boss and his group. The suffering and deaths visited on millions of Nigerians because of the large-scale stealing that took place would never go unpunished here on earth, and even in the afterlife.

Pastor Reno, going by the recent vituperations against the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo by you and your comrade, Femi Fani-Kayode, it is clear that you have been paid by your gang members who are members of the Looting Class to attack the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) for daring to expose them at every forum. The attacks against him went a notch higher the day after he specifically mentioned that the sum of N150 Billion was shared by the Jonathan government before the 2015 elections at the 7th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum in Abuja. If you were a patriotic Nigerian and a man of God as you claim, these revelations should be enough to make you call out the thieves if you were not part of them. But instead, you jump to the media to deny that such grand theft ever took place. Working with the President should have exposed you to the powers of the President to access information about the financial dealings in the country. The Vice-President is not flippant. He spoke based on facts. And just like you stated in your recent epistle to your comrade, Femi Fani-Kayode wherein you quoted late Daniel Patrick Moynihan who stated that “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” Pastor Reno, the fact is that over N150 Billion was looted by the Jonathan Government before the 2015 elections alone. There is no spin that would change that.

The damage done to our country by the worst heist in history is what this Government is working hard to repair by naming and shaming the thieves as well as getting them to face the legal consequences of their actions which includes refund of the stolen funds. But you and your comrades would have none of it. Just because “wife and children must chop” doesn’t mean you should talk so shamelessly. It is ironic that those who stole so much from the Nation and refused to use the billions of dollars generated from the sale of crude oil at $112 per barrel can now claim to be the apostles of good governance and anti-corruption. Shame on you all! Nigerians do not have amnesia as you so wish. You and your comrades should hide your faces in shame and shut your corrupt mouths. Your great-grandchildren would be told of your role in the rape and destruction of our Nation. You have decided to fight back and attack those setting the course of the Nation on the right path, but you would all fail. No amount of name-calling, blackmail and propaganda can stop the moving train.

Nduka Anwuzie


Tunde Alade

Tunde is a political Enthusiast who loves using technology to impact his immediate community by providing accurate data and news items for the good of the country.

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