War of Words: Presidency condemns Omotola Jalade over twitter comments


The presidency has released a statement, condemning Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s comments against the federal government.

This came 24hrs after Omotola took to twitter on Sunday, April 14, 2019 and called out the President and Vice president stating that the country under their administration is “hellish”.

Omotola wrote, “The Country Under your watch is Hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident The lack of Money in circulation,Now coupled with the Continuous Assault n Killings by Uniformed men’ll make this Country implode!!!It’s Unbearable! Do something!Insecurity!Fear n Desperation everywhere.”

However, Personal Assistant to Buhari on New media, Bashir Ahmad, reacting to Omotola’s rant, said that most of the problems the country is currently facing were inherited since 1950 and cautioned her from further criticisms, noting that Buhari administration is doing everything to take Nigerians to the next level.

“Madam Omotola those who are working for CLEAN money are not complaining and will never refer our dear country as ‘hellish’. In Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions

“There are problems, and some have been with us since 1950s. Yes, I am partisan and I replied you because you mentioned @MBuhari and @ProfOsinbajo’s govt which I am working in. We as Nigerians, can you honestly say we are all acting like we have problems? Do we really pay taxes? ” he replied.

But reacting to the above postulations from the presidency, Omotola averred stating, “As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working CLEAN for my money… I hear you.

“It’s good that there are some progress… Do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once, without being partisan?

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Moving further she said, “Now you see why people will rather just go on with their own business and not speak up?

“Lol… Thank God for grace. We do it for a better tomorrow. If the country totally breaks down everyone will suffer irrespective of how rich, poor, whatever party, exposed or retarded you are. “Lol, I know the terrain . I’ve been doing this for many years. I know the drill… usually, they’ll come after me with Taxes. Lol… I suffer that every time I speak up… lol.

“Lol, if you are smart you’d find that I criticized the past administration even more than this one. Actually hoped this one would/should be better. Unlike most of you, I’m not partisan. Am an Activist. I work only for my conscience. I leave you with yours. Selah.”

On the way forward, Omotola said, “This is my hope as well. It’s not too late. I truly hope they’ll first, Communicate with the citizenry, Help us understand their direction. Then put a STOP to these killings by putting stiff penalties in place.”

Yetunde Adegoke

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