A special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan on new media, Reno Omokri has revealed how Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state described President Muhammadu Buhari in 2010.
Governor El-Rufai is reported to have sent a 30-page memo to the president on Thursday, March 16 allegedly accusing the All Progressives Congress (APC) of failing Nigerians and further accusing the Chief of Staff to the president of being totally clueless.
In his reaction, Omokri said: “El-Rufai did not say anything new about President Buhari in his recent memo. Go back and read what he said about Buhari in 2010, it is like a prophecy of what is happening today.
“This is an exact quote of what Nasir El-Rufai said on October 4, 2010: "Mallam El-Rufai wishes to remind General Buhari that he has remained perpetually unelectable because his record as military head of state, and afterwards, is a warning that many Nigerians have wisely heeded.
“His insensitivity to Nigeria’s diversity and his parochial focus are already well-known." Looking at what is happening today, did El-Rufai lie?'
Omokri had earlier described El-Rufai as a man who cannot rule his state but has advice for another man who is not capable of ruling the nation.
“A man who cannot govern his state believes he can advise a man who does not know how to govern a nation. Do you see why we are where we are?
“Parts of Kaduna are like a war zone. The state has not achieved any feat economically. The governor is in a power tussle with Shehu Sani, a Senator from the state.
“Kaduna citizens complain about lopsided appointments at the state level. Yet, this busybody leaves all of that to teach the President his business. He cannot carry a rat yet he wants to carry an elephant!” Omokri said.
“The mouth that Nasir El-Rufai used to bite Atiku Abubakar, then Olusegun Obasanjo then Umar Yar'Adua then Goodluck Jonathan has now been used to bite President Buhari!
“A backbiter must always bite and a backstabber must always stab! President Muhammadu Buhari should go and buy former President Obasanjo's book, My Watch, to read what he said about El-Rufai. Said Obasanjo: ‘I recognised his weaknesses; the worst being his inability to be loyal to anybody or any issue consistently for long, but only to Nasir el-Rufai.’ Did Obasanjo lie? You be the judge!”
At the time of filing this report, Governor El-Rufai was yet to react officially.