Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo has tackled Reno Omokri, a former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, for involving the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in actor Mr Ibu’s health issues.
Mr Ibu, who is currently bedridden called on the public for financial support after disclosing that his doctor said his leg might be amputated.
“I have been down for so many weeks, all I’m hoping for is your prayers and assistance. I’ve been in the hospital, as I speak to you, I’m still lying down in the hospital. The medical director says in case his new idea didn’t work, the best idea is to cut off my leg, just see me, if they cut off my leg where will I go to? Please be on prayers for me, talk to God Almighty, I don’t want my leg to be cut off. God bless you,” he said in parts.
In response to the viral video, Reno Omokri urged Peter Obi to pay for the medical expenses of the ailing actor.
He argued that Mr Ibu had endorsed and campaigned for Obi as his preferred candidate during the 2023 general elections, and therefore, the Labour Party candidate should come to the actor’s aid in his time of need.
Addressing the likes of Reno Omokri and Uche Maduagwu who also accused Mr Ibu’s colleagues of abandoning him, Kanayo cautioned them against chasing clout with the actor’s condition.
As actors, our heart goes out to our very dear colleague John Okafor, Mr Ibu. His family has been doing their best since it was reported last year he was sick and now they have come out to say we have done our best we need public support. It’s not in any sense wrong. Would you have felt bad or better if they kept quiet and allowed our colleague die? Onye ka ozuru? Now I condemned in strict terms Reno Omokri who is coming to call Peter Obi’s name and so on.
“It is not a friendly thing, it is wicked and the other guy Uche Maduagwu and so who talked about top actors, shame on top actors, I say shame on you too. Shame on you because you don’t have any value and level to call our names, It is an individual thing to do to support a colleague. It becomes a collectable as Actors Guild of Nigeria who are doing their best within their limited time. Even those who have given can also be appreciated,” the 61-year-old said in parts.