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Mr. Reno Omokri, former presidential aide to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has revealed to the public through an exclusive interview granted to the “Punch Newspaper” that the people of Nigeria died under President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018 through terror attacks than the people of Afghanistan who are officially at war in their country.

Omokri claimed that in the first quarter of 2018, “Afghanistan had 763 war-related deaths while in the first quarter of 2018, Nigeria had 1,351 terror-related killings.”

When he was asked by the punch correspondent to explain why he (Omokri) has a liking for the use of  abusive words against president Buhari and Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister’s of culture and information, Omokri said the following :

“How can the truth be ‘abusive’? If I call a thief a thief, can that be abusive? Truth is bitter. I will not flatter the President. I am an ordained minister. I serve God through Jesus. When my Lord was talking to the Pharisees, He called them ‘hypocrites,’ ‘brood of vipers,’ ‘blind leaders of the blind,’ ‘children of hell’. When He was talking about King Herod, He called him an ‘old fox’.”

“I am not abusing the President or Lai Mohammed. I am describing them. An ignoramus is an ignorant person. How can you claim that Obasanjo spent $16bn on power when as President the facts are available to you? That proves that President Buhari is an ignoramus.”

“On Lai Mohammed, he said just this week that the President had fulfilled his campaign promises. I am asking you and Nigerians, is that not a lie? What do you call someone who lies? Is it not a liar? Please let us call a spade a spade and not a garden implement!”

“Someone needs to remind Lai that he is meant to be fasting during Ramadan and that fasting is not just abstaining from food, it includes abstaining from lies! Lai should fear God!”

“President Buhari campaigned to secure Nigeria. Look at how many people have died in Nigeria between January and today. In Benue State alone, 481 people have died. In Kaduna State, it is close to 300. In Zamfara State, it is said to be above that. Taraba State is claiming over 700 deaths. I am not even mentioning the Boko Haram theatre of war. How many people are dying in war-torn Afghanistan?”

“Afghanistan is officially at war, yet more people died from terror in Nigeria in 2018 than in Afghanistan. In the first quarter of 2018, Afghanistan had 763 war-related deaths. In the first quarter of 2018, Nigeria had 1,351 terror-related killings. Do not take my word for it. Please Google this fact I just mentioned. Yet, Nigeria is officially at peace.”

“Buhari is a plague on this nation. Never since the civil war have we had death on so wide and so high a scale. How many of us will still be alive if Buhari is re-elected in 2019? You or your family may be next!”

Omokri also alleged that Transparency International, the only global body recognised as an arbiter on corruption, has said that the Buhari administration is more corrupt than the Jonathan government.

According to his words :

“Under Jonathan, Nigeria made its best ever improvement on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, moving eight places forward from 144 to 136 in 2014, today, Nigeria has made its worst ever retrogression under President Buhari, moving backwards 12 places from 136 to 148. This is a fact.”

“Let me give you another fact, you will agree with me that the biggest thief in Nigeria’s civil service history is Abdulrasheed Maina, the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms.”

“He was dismissed by former President Jonathan and declared wanted. All of a sudden, he turned up in Nigeria with a double promotion. The Buhari government should tell Nigerians who recalled, reinstated and double-promoted Abdulrasheed Maina.”

“Nigerians may further recall that according to Dr. Junaid Mohammed, Maina was said to have been given armed guards. Nigerians may further want to note that the Attorney General of the Federation went to court to halt a Senate probe meant to unravel the Maina mystery. On this issue, it is pertinent to state that the Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, revealed that she warned President Buhari about the Maina affair before he was reinstated.”

“While the Buhari regime is also explaining that, they should find time to explain to Nigerians why the $25bn contract scam at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has not been investigated till today. They should also explain why subsidy payments, which President Buhari termed ‘a fraud’ during the campaign, have jumped to 1.4tn per annum, yet the price of petrol has nearly doubled to 145 from 87? If petrol prices go up, then subsidy should go down. If subsidy goes up, then petrol prices should go down. It is mathematically impossible for subsidy to go up at the same rate and time price goes up. These are facts.”

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