Nigerians on social media have descended heavily on Bashir Amad, a media aide to president Muhammadu Buhari after he questioned actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde source of wealth follwoing the actress’ verdict on the Buhari-Osinbajo administration.
Omotola had via her Instagram stories on Sunday, April 14, 2019, expressed shock over the Vice President’s silence over the way and manner SARS has turned the country into a death trap.
“@profosibanjo it is shocking that Nigeria has turned into a death trap under your watch and you are silent!!! You are silent!!!!! At a time like this under your leadership,” she wrote.
— Omotola .j. Ekeinde (@Realomosexy) April 14, 2019
That didn’t go down well with the presidency as one of the administration’s spokesperson was soon to react; the usual suspect, Bashir Ahmad.
“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”.
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. https://t.co/nWprKIgpLC
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 15, 2019
The war escalated from there with Omotola asking for clarification as she deemed it an insuniation that she was not “Making clean money”
“As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working CLEAN for my money… I hear you. Its good that there are some progress… Do you truly want to say you dont see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?” Omotola said.
As long as you're not insinuating that I am not working CLEAN for my money… I hear you. Its good that there are some progress… Do you truly want to say you dont see all that's really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?
— Omotola .j. Ekeinde (@Realomosexy) April 16, 2019
Nigerians who share the same sentiments with the actress then decended on Bashir with some of the comments below
Dear Omotola, dis man gets paid 2 defend a clueless, ruthless, insensitive n murderous Govt. Murderous in its sense – condoling d high level of killings n Poverty.
D North where Bashir is frm is worst hit but of course he Bashir is cool cz he is living d life wit free funds
— Emancipation 🔴🔴🔴 (@Rapture0077) April 16, 2019
Omotola described Nigeria as "HELLISH" under Osinbajo & Buhari's watch.
Bashir jumped on the tweet and he replied: "..those who are working for clean are not complaining…"
I.e. ➡everyone complaining about Nigeria are into dirty business.
Bashir is a Nigerian YOUTH. pic.twitter.com/IhanaMWokF
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) April 16, 2019
Omotola spoke the mind of the average Nigerian. It is very disrespectful of Bashir to insinuate she doesn't make her money legitimately. Anyways, it's easy to sit down inside one room in Aso rock and type trash at people that are working hard for their money.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) April 16, 2019
Oga Bashir, must u pple praise an erring govt. on sheer falsehood, y dont u kip quiet if i dnt v anytin relevant to say, ur tweet has no bearing on wat Omotola tweeted abt. And ur argument sef on d issue of rice production holds no water. U r a fool Sir.
— Baby Tprime (@AyencoE) April 16, 2019
My attention has been drawn to the fact that Omotola did a VAR reality Check on Buhari led Poverty yesterday
Then Buhari's Ball Boy, Bashir launched a counter with the "Clean Money" rhetoric
Asec Mimosas FC is trying to tutor Barcelona on how to play clean Tiki Taka Football
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) April 16, 2019
We must rise to the occasion & stop the likes of Bashir, Gbenga Gold & other Buharists from using government position to harass critics of the administration.
They're setting a dangerous process which we must never condone. They were not appointed to be stupid & irresponsible.
— Sir.Ariyo-Dare Atoye (@AriyoAristotle) April 16, 2019
They said Nigeria is hellish, Bashir said we have rice at home in Kano. A King. https://t.co/oKTnVT714H
— Mitchell Obama (@Ambrosia_Ijebu) April 16, 2019
How much have you ever made legitimately in ur entire existence that you tell @Realomosexy about Clean money? A veteran in the Nollywood industry who started from the scratch & made a name for herself- what do you Bashir know about hustle, if not for Northern agenda who are you? https://t.co/SoIBXyMx1t
— Ayekooto (@thebardogbamola) April 16, 2019
“Are you making clean money?” “Are you paying your taxes?” Next reply from Bashir to Omotola will be to ask if she isn’t a pipeline vandal or a kidnapper😐
— Dr. Dípò | The Career🔌 (@OgbeniDipo) April 16, 2019