Reno Omokri, aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to a report that he abandoned his wife in the US and welcomed a baby with a “UK-based lover.”
The report published by Thewillnigeria – began spreading online on Monday, May 17, and multiple blogs published it.
The news started trending, with people accusing Reno of being a hypocrite who shames single mothers but is no different.
Reacting over the rumour, Omokri said the report is “false” and was started because “I declared my intention to convene a #HarassBuhariOutofParis peaceful protest.”
He wrote on Facebook:
“Yesterday (Sunday, May 16, 2021), I declared my intention to convene a #HarassBuhariOutofParis peaceful protest, between Monday, May 17, 2021 and Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and this morning we woke up to a salacious and scandalous story about me, that I will not even want to repeat.
“A Nigerian proverb says the bird flew at night, and the baby died in the morning.
“The story is false. If you look at the platform that originally carried the story, it becomes obvious that it is being sponsored by the Presidency, to distract me from going to Paris, because they know that the Africa-France summit is an international platform and any protest will highlight the failures of General Muhammadu Buhari.
“That platform is notorious for pro-government stories. I am not the first perceived opponent of the Buhari administration to be targeted by them, neither will I be the last. You only need to visit the site.
“I have never and can never engage in premarital or extramarital sex. I abhor it. God forbid!
“I am so loathe to even respond to such a malicious attack on me by the Buhari administration. And I will not be baited to talk about private family issues publicly. Suffice to say that I have never had, and will never have a child out of wedlock.
“To me, it is best ignored because the devil is a known liar, and that is who has inspired those behind this story.
“Nobody can break my focus. After we are done with the Paris protest, my lawyers and I will sit down to decide if and when we should sue.