Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri offered prayers for popular lawyer, Festus Keyamo SAN, after he claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari does not need WAEC certificate become Nigeria’s president.
Recall that Keyamo served as the Director of Strategic Communications for the Buhari Campaign Organisation in the just-concluded general election.
Asked if Buhari was eligible to contest for the presidency on the basis of his qualification while appearing on Channels Television on Sunday night, Keyamo said, “There are other levels of qualifications to run for the office of President. In fact, if you have occupied the public office for a reasonable length of time, by the provisions of the constitution, you do not even need a WAEC certificate to become President of Nigeria.
“It becomes extremely foolish for anybody who is not statutorily empowered to issue WAEC certificates to come and challenge the body that has the statutory power to issue certificates.”
Reacting to the comment, Omokri, a US-based pastor who served as Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media, tweeted:
Prayer points for Festus (Stephanie Otobo) @FKeyamo
* May I never call a COW my BROTHER because I want MEAT
* May I never see a SPADE and call it a SPOON because of hunger
* May I never lick a semiliterate’s BOOT because I want to LOOT
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) April 15, 2019