Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has criticised Dele Momodu, celebrity journalist, for asking Atiku Abubakar to accept defeat and congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari.
Momodu, an ally of Atiku, had asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate to concede the election based on election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The results of more than 20 states have been declared and Buhari is leading with more than one million votes.
Reacting to this, Momodu asked Atiku to reach out to Buhari immediately.
“My dear WAZIRIN, as a believer, you are aware that only God can give or take power. You’ve written your name in gold. Do not wait a minute longer. Please, pick that phone and call President Muhammadu Buhari. You have much more to gain Sir… Pass on the burden!” he had tweeted.
But Omokri asked why the journalist was adding to Atiku’s “burden”.
“I know for a fact you have @Atiku’s phone number, email address and WhatsApp details. Why do you choose to do this publicly? Why add to the already heavy burden the man is carrying? He is carrying an elephant. Why add a snake to his load?,” Omokri’s tweet read.
I know for a fact you have @Atiku’s phone number, email address and WhatsApp details. Why do you choose to do this publicly? Why add to the already heavy burden the man is carrying? He is carrying an elephant. Why add a snake to his load? https://t.co/XTvDN46ZYS
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 26, 2019
Buhari is leading Atiku with over one million votes in 18 states as announced by INEC, but the PDP presidential hopeful has not yet commented on the election results.
However, a senior PDP official told TheCable that the party’s legal team will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday by 4pm.