Stories that touch: Jonathan didn’t have shoes, @RenoOmokri trekked for 22 miles

by Kolapo Olapoju

Finally, we seem to have discovered what President Goodluck Jonathan and his Special Assistant on New Media, Reno Omokri, have in common.

Apparently, they both have childhood stories that touch the heart.

On 18 September, 2010, after having served as President for four months, Goodluck Jonathan’s Declaration Speech stated in part, “I was not born rich, and in my youth, I never imagined that I would be where I am today. In my early days in school, I had no shoes, no school bags. I carried my books in my hands but never despaired; no car to take me to school but I never despaired.”

To say people were inspired would be the understatement of the century, as the ‘no shoes’ tale made several Nigerians empathize with the President……and the rest is history.

Fast forward to 2014, Reno Omokri, the President’s Internet mouthpiece and pastor of ‘the Mind of Christ Christian Centre’ in California and Abuja, has a somewhat similar inspirational story.

In an interview with Gospel star, Evang. Cherisse Stephens on Atlanta Live, Omokri says “he walked about 22 miles to church as a 6-year old.”


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