Wife of former Senate President, Toyin Saraki, on Saturday showed the former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on Social Media, Reno Omokri, his place following the latter’s remark on photo of aides carrying the former’s handbag.
Omokri had tweeted a photo of Saraki being escorted by security aides, one holding her handbag and another carrying an umbrella over her head which did not go down well with the former Kwara State first lady.
He compared the said photo side-by-side with that of Queen Elizabeth II of England, who was carrying her umbrella in a photo.
According to him, both picture depicts the state of mind of those in power especially in Nigeria.
“Very few photos speak of the sad state of Nigeria as this picture. This is Queen Elizabeth. She was born great. She demonstrates her greatness by what she is willing to do for herself at 93 while a lowly official 1/3 her age is unwilling to do it.” Omokri wrote in the new deleted post.
Reacting to Omokri’s tweet, Saraki lectured Omokri on the demands of office which allow personal aides to help out in the regard.
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.
Since the time of your erstwhile appointed and remunerated perambulation as spokesman to Former President @GEJonathan, surely you must have observed, in person or virtually, the practicalities of principals requiring at least one hand free to engage with welcoming delegations.
While you may not personally subscribe to the historic spirit of chivalry which Sir Walter Raleigh extended to Queen Elizabeth I, hopefully, chivalry is not completely dead in our gender challenged yet beloved nation.”
Meanwhile, having realized he was at fault, Omokri responded to Saraki’s series of tweets with an apology.
He described Saraki as epitome of character.
He tweeted: “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.”