#Amaechitapes: Reno Omokri Releases Audio Alleging Amaechi Insulted Buhari & Nigerians
Reno Omokri, an ex-presidential aide on new media, has released a full audio recording of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, referring to President Muhammadu Buhari as an ignoramus who neither takes advice nor reads to acquire information.
Omokri made the full audio release available on Sunday in a post on his Twitter page amid the controversies that trailed an earlier snippet he made public.
Recall that in the snippet, Amaechi was reportedly heard saying, “The President does not listen to anybody. Does he even read?”
But the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital, New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has claimed the audio recording was from 2014 at the height of Amaechi’s fight with Omokri’s former principal, President Goodluck Jonathan.
In what appears as a counterattack against Ogunlesi’s defence, Omokri released the full clip where Amaechi was put on record mentioning President Buhari’s name.
He tweeted: “Yesterday, I set up the @NGRPresident. I knew if I released the full #AmaechiTapes, they’d say it was fake.
“Now that @ToluOgunlesi admitted it is actually Amaechi, but from 2014, here is the rest of Part 1 proving that @AsoRock lied.”
Earlier, Omokri had also written on the micro-blogging site: “24 hours after I released the first BOMBSHELL of Rotimi
@ChibuikeAmaechi criticising @MBuhari as a man that does not even read or listen to advise, he has not denied the authenticity of the tape.
“Rotimi @ChibuikeAmaechi. I am waiting for you. One squeak from you and I release the Part 2. How can you know that President @MBuhari is a leader that does not LISTEN, does not READ, and has no CAPACITY, yet you are foisting him in Nigeria. All for the love of money and power!
Listen to the Audio clips below…
BOMBSHELL: LISTEN and SHARE as the DG of the @MBuhari campaign @ChibuikeAmaechi, destroys Buhari. “The President does not listen to anybody. Does he even read”-Rotimi Amaechi. LISTEN and RETWEET #RenosDarts pic.twitter.com/3VKFzr8LPC
Hours after the video leaked, it led to a social media storm which caused the Presidency to react by saying that the audio is old and from 2014, in a tweet by presidential assistant, Tolu Ogunlesi.
But in the extended audio released by Mr. Omokri (Sunday, January 6, 2019), it claimed Mr. Amaechi can be heard mentioning President Buhari’s name. In the tweet, the DG of the Buhari campaign said “the president does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read? I was flying with him in the aircraft and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining that he couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah because of Buhari’s administration. And the president said what is my business with Onitsha goat sellers?”
Yesterday, I set up the @NGRPresident. I knew if I released the full #AmaechiTapes, they’d say it was fake. Now that @ToluOgunlesi admitted it is actually Amaechi, but from 2014, here is the rest of Part 1 proving that @AsoRock lied. Part 2 is coming shortly. LISTEN and SHARE pic.twitter.com/e3WiSyPIdX
The leaked audio is sending shockwaves around the country with Mr. Amaechi maintaining a stoic silence ever since the audio first surfaced.
This is even as Twitter trends have confirmed that the #AmaechiTapes were the number one trending topic in Nigeria yesterday (Saturday, January 5, 2019).