By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The wife of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Toyin, on Saturday tackled a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, over a Twitter post showing photo of aides carrying her handbag.
Omokri had tweeted a photo of her being escorted by security aides, one holding her handbag and another carrying an umbrella over her head.
He further compared the photo to that of Queen Elizabeth II of England who was carrying her own umbrella in a photo, he shared side by side Mrs. Saraki’s — adding that Mrs. Saraki’s photo describes the sad state of Nigeria.
Reacting to Omokri’s tweet, Saraki shared a few facts and photos as why there is nothing wrong with aides extending such courtesies to her.
She tweeted, “Mr. Bemigho Reno Omokri, while I’ve never personally made your acquaintance, I am surprised to wake up this fine morning, to this mis-juxtaposition from you, as an apparent pastor of the @renoomokri Mind of Christ Christian Center of California and Abuja.
“Indeed, Mr. Omokri, your misadventure speaks more to the state of your mind and mischief, that you would juxtapose my picture approaching an airport receiving line with that of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on a walkabout at the races…
“A few #facts – I have never desired, sought nor solicited any public office, whether high or lowly. While I am indeed 55, over half the age of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, it is improbable, in the Nigeria of today that any woman may ascend to the throne of my royal ancestors.”
In a quick response, Omokri responded to Saraki’s wife’s comments with an apology, saying he didn’t know that it was her in the photo.
He said, “Dear Mrs @ToyinSaraki, I did not know that was you in the picture. Indeed, I know your character is not like that. If I had known it was you, I would have investigated further. You are an epitome of a well brought up lady and I crave your forgiveness.”