Two outspoken members of the opposition party PDP Femi Fani-Kayode and Reno Omokri have been engaged in a public fight on Twitter. This was over Kayode’s misinterpretation of Atiku Abubakar’s position on herdsmen killing .
Reno tweeted” Dear @RealFFK, Read what you quote @Atiku as saying and read what @Atiku actually said. Note that they are 2 different statements. You misrepresented him. You twist his words. Your quote was dishonest. Quote Atiku. Don’t put your words in his mouth! You wont like it done to you!” after FFK quoted Atiku in his new article as saying herdsmen are not Fulani but Criminals.
FFK in reply tweeted “
@renoomokri, I don’t misrepresent people. I stand by all I wrote. I find it difficult to see the distinction in meaning between the 2 qoutes u tweeted. Both represent an attempt by @atiku to suggest that some or all of the herdsmen are not Fulani. My point is that they ALL are!
Reno fired back saying” Actually, most of those involved in these killings are Mbororo also known as Bororo. I did a broadcast on this last year in London. If the Mbororo speak, the Fulani cannot understand them. The Mbororo differ from the Fulani as the Tiv defer from the Igbo.
Recently the police arrested a notorious kidnappers known as Evans. Evans was even discovered to have been a billionaire. But neither the media or Femi Fani-Kayode described Evans as an Igbo kidnapper or a Yoruba kidnapper. He was just a kidnapper.
FFK in reply: “The struggle is not against Buhari but against what he represents:the hegemony and impunity of the Fulani ruling class and the barbarity of their murderous footsoldiers known as the herdsmen. It is not a struggle between pol. parties but a quest for liberation from the Fulani.
Reno’s reply “Boko Haram became the deadliest terror group in the world in 2014. It has been established by independent sources that most Boko Haram fighters, are Kanuri from Borno/Yobe, but we do not call them Kanuri terrorists. We call them terrorists pure and simple.
FFK replies”Bad choice.There is no comparison.Not ALL BH fighters are Kanuri but ALL Fulani terrorists and herdsmen are Fulani.They are represented by Miyetti Allah which is an org. with a Fulani leadership.Finally most of their own Fulani leaders call them Fulani herdsmen. READ MY ESSAY!”
Reno’s reply “It is obvious who is being dishonest here. Look at the 2 quotes. Nigerians can read for themselves. You misquoted @atiku. It is in black and white. Plain as day. Why did you not just quote what he said? Why did you have to add and remove to what he said?
Let us face the issue at hand instead of trying to divert it. You dishonestly misquoted @atiku and this is the proof. Be man enough to accept it and apologize. Would you like it if it’s done to you?
I am rude and you are polite? I am dishonest and you are honest? Really? Again, I put up @atiku’s words and your misquote of his words and leave it to any sane individual to judge who between us is right and wrong”
FFK in reply tweeted ” @renoomokri ….for God sake stop sitting on the fence and hedging ur bets. Be a man, call a spade a spade and stop trying to suck Atiku’s Fulani rectum.Real pastors dont eat arseholes. Trust me, Atiku will respect u more if u tell him the truth and tell him when he is wrong.”
Reno said: “Look Femi, you lied. Deal with it. I will not follow you into the gutter. I don’t need to suck up to @atiku. I made a fortune in US dollars from just one bestseller! I suck up to the truth not to men! You told a lie. Fess up to your lie.”