Farooq Kperogi, a well-known newspaper writer and professor of journalism and emerging media at Kennesaw State University in the United States, says he won’t be in the Atlanta town hall meeting for Peter Obi.
The outspoken public affairs expert, who based his choice on the event’s cost, claimed that as the Labour Party’s presidential candidate rarely spends money pointlessly, he (Kperogi) would not likewise waste his hard-earned money on such program.
“People have asked if I’ll attend Peter Obi’s townhall meeting with diasporan Nigerians in Atlanta tonight. No, I won’t because it costs at least $250,” Kperogi said in a post on his official Facebook page late on Friday.
“I won’t pay shishi to listen to a man who doesn’t give shishi. The no-shishi policy shouldn’t be one-way; it should be reciprocal,” he added.
Newsmen gathered that the registration fee for the Atlanta townhall event was pegged at $250 for general participation, $1,000 for VIP and $5,000 and above for executive.
Recall that the Labour Party presidential candidate had earlier met with Nigerians in Washington D.C, where he shared his vision of transforming Nigeria through prudent management of the nation’s economy with them.
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