The war of words between former president Jonathan’s media aide, Reno Omokri and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, took another twist on Wednesday.
Reno Omokri who is a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has taken the media war with Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to a whole new level on Wednesday, after the Reno claimed Amaechi became a driver to President Muhammadu Buhari and Nasir El-Rufai in 2015.
In a series of tweets that came with the hashtag #LeaveAmaechiForLAWMA, Reno Omokri claimed that Amaechi was jobless in the build up to the general elections and that government positions are like “oxygen” to him, without which he cannot survive.
He also said that Amaechi was lean when he became Governor of Rivers State in 2007, but left with a pot belly and an empty treasury.
Omokri, in an article titled, “Rotimi Amaechi: Leave Trash For LAWMA,” replied Amaechi’s letter which read, “Again Amaechi’s aide replies Reno: “You’re a zookeeper; answer my questions, don’t write about lions, monkeys,” saying Amaechi must “Leave Trash For LAWMA.”
Omokri who said that Amaechi’s duty post is the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, also said that he does not “react to trash which Amaechi is but instead, he leaves trash for LAWMA.”
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Again, Nigeria’s Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has left the issues raised by my response to his fallacious interview to impugn my character in a vicious ad hominem attack on me. My response is as follows:
Why should I respond to the trash that Rotimi Amaechi has thrown at me? Out of the fullness of the heart a man speaks. He has trash within him so he always vomits trash.
I do not react to trash. I leave trash to LAWMA. Rotimi Amaechi, with his pot belly and ill fitting designer clothes, is trash. My dear minister, here is the address of Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA: No. 3 Iddo – Yard, Ijora Olopa, Lagos State. You can report for duty there since it is your natural habitat!
Rather than trash, I will prefer to respond to issues. The issues are very clear. Rotimi Amaechi falsely accused ex-President Goodluck Jonathan of pilfering $49.8 billion in his interview.
I proved that he lied. I proved that the maker of that allegation, the then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi later withdrew it after he was faced with evidence of its falsity.
I proved that in February of 2014, the then CBN Governor wrote another letter to the Senate admitting that he did not know how much or if anything was unaccounted for saying (and I quote from Sanusi’s letter) it could be “$10.8 billion or $12 billion or $19 billion or $21 billion — we do not know at this point”.
I also proved that Rotimi Amaechi was being hypocritical when he accused the former President of not saving because he was the one who, as then Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, insisted on September 21, 2012 that the saved funds in the Excess Crude Account be shared.
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