Ovation International Publisher, Dele Momodu, and Special Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, engaged in a war of words on Twitter over what the former described as the ‘failed’ government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Earlier in the day on Friday, Momodu had remarked that he supported the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari after the Peoples Democratic Party had failed for 16 years.
In a series of tweets, he said, “I did not bring Buhari. I did what most reasonable democrats would have done in the circumstance of PDP’s failure after 16 years in power by trying the next most electable candidate and when he failed, I tried the next, Atiku, and that is the essence and risk and flaw in democracy!!”
Not accepting condemnation of her principal, Onochie attacked Momodu for making the comments because Buhari had failed to give him money.
She mocked him saying, “He (Buhari) ‘failed’ because he won’t dish out cash for photos that can easily be obtained on Instagram and other picture apps. #BabaNoDeyDrop. Because #BabaNoDeyDrop, your ego-massaging, ostentatious and filthy-wealth-flaunting customers, can no longer afford you. Try diversification!”
Having stumbled upon her response, Momodu remarked that she lacked access to the President, and she was nowhere to be found when he was financing the President’s campaign in 2015.
“My attention has just been drawn to a reaction to one of my tweets from a troublesome lady called Lauretta… who have no access to their so-called bosses.
“She went their usual route of cheap blackmail that ‘Buhari has failed because he’s not paying us cash. Lauretta picked on a wrong customer once again. When a child buys a pair of shoes for his one-legged dad, he should be ready to hear some true tales. I’m not a government jobber since she’s never done any business in her life, she assumes we are all scavengers.
“Your boss Buhari was my colleague in 2011 when we were both Presidential candidates. I spent my hard-earned money on Buhari’s campaign without asking for anything. Please, where were you?” Momodu tweeted.