Reno Omokri Mocks Buhari After Another Billionaire Turns Down Campaign Offer
Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) after another billionaire, Scott Tommey turned down the party’s offer to serve on its presidential campaign council.
Dangote’s name was said to have been removed as a member of the Special Advisory Committee to the President after a quiet protest from him.
The APC had on December 28 announced the names of members of the campaign council, including Dangote and Femi Otedola.
Tommy was named in the President Buhari’s advisory team constituted by wife of the president, Aisha Buhari.
He was named alongside other popular Nigerians like Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), IGP Suleiman Abba (Rtd), General Buba Marwa, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, Professor Pat Utomi, Prince Tonye Princewill, Festus Keyamo (SAN) and Muiz Banire (SAN).
“It has become pertinent to clarify the status of Mr Scott Tommey, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Osmoserve Global Limited, named into the Advisory Council of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team.
“While Mr Tommey is honoured to have been considered for this appointment, he feels obliged to let the public know that he is not into partisan politics neither is he a card-carrying member of the APC,” read a Tuesday statement by his media aide, Kunle Ajayi, rejecting the appointment.
According to Omokri, Tommey’s rejection of the offer like Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, was a sign that he did not want to be associated with failure, which he said that the Buhari administration represented.
Omokri described the present administration as “inept” for allegedly announcing appointments without consulting the appointee.
Taking to his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday evening, Omokri said, “Another billionaire, Scott Tommey, has denied President Muhammadu Buhari and rejected his appointment on his Presidential Campaign Council, making him the second after Aliko Dangote.
“How inept can you be that you appoint people without even consulting them? Who wants to be associated with failure?”
Another billionaire, Scott Tommey, has denied @MBuhari and rejected his appointment on his Presidential Campaign Council, making him the second after @AlikoDangote. How inept can you be that you appoint people without even consulting them? Who wants to be associated with failure?
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 1, 2019