This time, he took on Shehu for implying that anti-Buhari protesters are jobless people when he said that “they should go and find work if they don’t have anything to do”.
Shehu said this while reacting to the various protest over the continued stay of the President in London, who is receiving treatment for an undisclosed sickness.
Featuring on Channel’s television, Shehu said Buhari fulfilled all constitutional requirements before embarking on his medical vacation to London, therefore, there was no need for protesters to demand his resumption or resignation.
“This is a democracy, and we respect the citizens’ rights to demonstrate. All of this is coming from a band of less than two dozen persons who have their antecedents that are known to us, and they will be dictating to the country what to do?
“Majority of Nigerians are on the same page, they have given the President enough trust, and I can assure you what is ahead is far better.
“The President did the right thing by following strictly the requirements of the constitution and handed over power to the vice-president.
“The government is running very well; we don’t have any difficulties. Let’s focus on the big issues, dealing with the mountains of corruption and the insecurity and the economy which is coming back now.
“Please don’t upset the apple cart. They should go and find work if they don’t have anything to do.”
However, Omokri in reaction to Shehu’s comments said:
“Garba Shehu says #ResumeorResign protesters are jobless. Really! Who is more jobless between Charles Oputa and a resident in London 101 days?
“For many years Nigerians have known Charly Boy as a music mogul. What business has President Muhammadu Buhari been known for other than coups, serving Abacha (Nigeria’s biggest thief) and making hate speeches?
“Charly Boy may be part of President Buhari’s 5% that shouldn’t expect the same treatment as his 97% (Buhari said it, not me), but he is by far more gainfully employed than President Buhari and his boy, Garba Shehu!”
Meanwhile, Reno Omokri had said that if President Buhari and his Senior Special Assistant on media, Garba Shehu, are willing to learn, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can arrange a course for them and tutor them on the subject- ‘how to grow your economy to be the largest in Africa’.
Reno Omokri in a statement on Tuesday, August 15, refuting Shehu’s claim that there was no capital project completed under Jonathan’s PDP government said:
“It is quite sad that Garba Shehu does not know that oil constitutes only 15 per cent of Nigeria’s GDP and thus a fall in the price of oil should not lead to a collapse of the Nigerian economy as has been experienced under President Buhari.”