Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, has criticized former presidential aide Reno Omokri for challenging him to spend the weekend in the Bama local government area of Borno state and get $ 50k.
Newslodge reports that following a recent assertion by Mr. Garba, stating that “Buhari deserves credit for addressing insecurity”, Omokri, a socio-political activist had challenged him to spend a weekend alone in Bama LG without security and get $ 50 thousand .
Reno said: “Yesterday, Garba Shehu renewed his claim that” Buhari deserves credit for addressing insecurity. ” Now I renew my challenge to Garba. Spend a weekend alone, without security, in Bama, and I’ll pay you $ 50k.
“I am willing to deposit the money into an escrow account TODAY or deposit the money with any objective and neutral Third Party that Garba Shehu chooses.”
In reaction to Omokri’s challenge, Garba Shehu in a post on his verified Facebook page on Sunday, accused former media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan of using the ordeal of the kidnapped Daptchi school girl Leah Sharibu to earn money.
According to him, he doesn’t need the $ 50k staked by Reno, saying he’s a blood monkey.
The post reads: “My message to everyone who made money from Leah Sharibu’s sad experience, and they boast that it remains unchanged: this is blood money. I don’t need any of that. Period”.