The world of social media went agog yesterday when the story surfaced that a popular female blogger in Lagos collected N240m from #DasukiGate. The tweet was posted by social commentator and activist Olukayode Ogundamisi (see below). Even though no names were mentioned, Linda Ikeji has been trending on twitter ever since and she went ahead to prove that she is the one been referred to (not necessarily guilty of the accusation) by her reaction to Kayode Ogundamisi’s tweet yesterday.
See the tweet blow:
The popular Nigerian blogger denied ever collecting N240m from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or any other party for any purpose during the last presidential election. See what she wrote on her blog in reaction to the tweet:
“So, social commentator and activist Kayode Ogundamisi tweeted this today…he didn’t mention any names but I am now trending on Twitter. Many assume he’s talking about me…and you can’t blame them really. He said…popular! I’m somewhat popular! He said female.. I’m female…duh! Lol. He said Lagos…I live in Lagos…in a posh place called Banana Island..lol. #Flipsweave! #Just teasing!
“So people are reacting and some actually believe it! That PDP or someone in the party gave me N240m? For what? Advert? This was why I didn’t want to get politics advert money in the first place o…and but then some of you advised that I do when I asked here and now see the gbege that I have entered…lol.
“But seriously for the record…no party registered or unregistered, no human being dead or alive gave me N240m for anything. The only advert I did for PDP was a page background take-over for former president Jonathan… and they asked for the space after I did a page background take-over for APC’s Akinwunmi Ambode. (I’m sure you all saw it). The two parties paid me same amount. I had a politics advert rate which I sent to everyone who wanted to advertise on LIB! And it was a few millions …which some of you followed to chop inside in the giveaway that April…lol. #Kidding!
“Anyway, all these bad belle people looking for ways to bring a woman down…like I always say…you can’t! Except you’re mightier than God! Whether you like it or not, I’m a hardworking young woman who God chose to bless the work of her hand and is using me to bless others. Get over it! I am here to stay! Not going nowhere! *wink*. Make I go find una more news ojare!”