Reno Omokiri, an aide of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has made a sexist comment about an unnamed presidential female appointee, saying she has “loose sexual morals”. Omokiri, who also claims to be pastor, said the appointment of the unnamed aide “has shown that he [President Muhammadu Buhari] is prepared to go to the gutter in order to rake up mud”.
Omokiri said the presidential aide had linked him with Cambridge Analytica, a British company allegedly employed by “a friend” of President Jonathan to influence Nigeria’s presidential election in 2015.
“It‘s been brought to my attention that a woman of easy virtue, working as a mudslinger for Buhari has accused me of bringing Cambridge Analytica to Nigeria. This is false. I‘ve exposed the lies of this govt. and they are desperate to find a crime to rope me into”, said Omokiri in a raft of tweets on Friday.
Omokiri said neither him nor his former company, Joe Trippi and Associates ( a communication strategy company founded by Joseph Trippi which had worked on several gubernatorial and U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns).
“Yes, it is true that I worked as a Vice President at .@Joetrippi and Associates before becoming one of President Jonathan’s spokesmen, but neither myself nor Trippi and Associates is linked to Cambridge Analytica in any way, shape or form”.
He further said the accusation was the latest aim at him, accusing the government of previously investigating him using the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission.
“They used the EFCC to scrutinize me and found I did not steal. Now they come up with this cock and bull story. I challenge the Buhari admin to come up with even a shred of evidence to support their false allegations. I know they cannot because none exists,” he stated.