Former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a “common thief.”
Omokri said this while rubbishing claims by Buhari that his victory in Saturday’s presidential election was “a victory for all Nigerians.”
Condemning Buhari’s claim, the former presidential aide wondered why Nigerians were allegedly in a mourning mood, following the declaration of Buhari as President.
In a tweet, Omokri maintained that Buhari was unpopular because a national condemnation greeted his emergence at the polls.
He tweeted: “President @MBuhari says his election is ‘a victory for all Nigerians’, yet the nation is in mourning mode.
“The truth is self evident. If he were truly popular, there would be nationwide celebrations. Instead, there is national condemnation. You are thief Buhari. A common thief!”
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Wednesday declared Buhari winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.
Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration at the ICC Collation centre in Abuja.
Buhari polled a total of 15,191,847 votes, compared to the 11,262,978 votes recorded by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While Atiku had gained more votes, winning the incumbent President with wide margins in States in the South East and South-South, Buhari gathered insurmountable strength in the North.
A total of 73 presidential candidates participated in the election which held on Saturday.