Veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo has berated Reno Omokri, a former media advisor to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, for challenging the Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi into footing the medical bills of ailing Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly called Mr Ibu.
Mr. Ibu, who is battling an unidentified ailment that could cost him his leg, took to social media on Wednesday to seek public assistance.
Reno Omokri challenged Peter Obi on his X page to reimburse the actor’s medical expenses, saying that Mr Ibu had endorsed and campaigned for him as his chosen candidate in the 2023 general elections.
Kanayo denounced and labelled Omokri as cruel in a video posted on his Instagram profile on Thursday in response to Omokri’s post.
He said, “As actors, our hearts go out to our dear colleague, Mr. Ibu. His family has done their best since it was reported last year. And now they have come out to say we have done our best; we need public support.
“Now, I condemn in strict terms Reno Omokri, who is coming to call Peter Obi’s name, and so on. It is not a friendly thing. It’s wicked. And to Uche Maduagwu, who talked about shame on top actors. Shame on you too, because you don’t have any value or level to call out our names.
“It’s an individual thing to support a colleague. It becomes a collective thing called the Actors Guild of Nigeria. Don’t forget, some people learn to give personally and privately. Even those who have given can also be appreciated on a scale of what they have given to John Okafor.”