Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, cast doubt on claim by Reno Omokri, former aide to immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, that the latter passed WAEC with flying colours saying Jonathan’s performance in public service did not reflect he was a brilliant student.
Shettima had expressed a low opinion of Jonathan at the unveiling of “On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan won and lost Nigeria,” a book authored by spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi describing the former President as an “unsophisticated simpleton”.
Omokiri who did not take the scathing remark about his former Principal in his stride, in series of tweets fought back, and challenged Shettima and President Muhammadu Buhari to publish their WAEC results.
He wrote: “Today in Abuja, Shettima called Jonathan a ‘simpleton’. In my book, Facts Versus Fiction: True Story of Jonathan Years, I published Dr. Jonathan’s WAEC results where he made 7 A’s.
“I challenge Shettima and PMB to also publish their WAEC result. Let’s see who the real simpleton is!”
Shettima’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau in a statement he released to reply Omokri, said ex-President Jonathan had not proved in his adult life that he passed WAEC with distinctions.
The statement reads in part: “I just couldn’t imagine why Mr Reno Omokri chose to embarrass President Goodluck Jonathan by using WAEC result obtained before adulthood to argue about leadership capacity when in actual sense, those seven distinctions he claimed the former President obtained as a teenager, should have become evident in his reasoning and actions within the 16 years he served as Deputy Governor and Governor in Bayelsa State from 1999 to 2007 and the years he served as Vice President and President from 2007 to 2015 as a senior adult.”