…..Tissue of half-truth and lies, says Magu.
Before his divorce as New Media aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri was famous for his combative reactions to any word which was unpleasant to the seat of power.
He was good at it and enjoying every moment of the assignment. Insult Jonathan and see yourself. Omokri is back on his track again but this time turning his tongue to one in the cabinet of his former boss.
He has told the former Attoney-General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke through Saharareporter that he is a liar for attempting to appropriate to himself credit which belongs to Jonathan during the transition tension after the March 2015 Presidential elections.
And just as Omokri hit at Adoke, so has the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu also pounced on the former minister and declared his new book a tissue of half-truth and lies.
But if you think this outburst is a bad PR for Adoke’s memoir just entering book market, perish the thought. The book will sell. I may not know the figure but I know it will sell because I know I am going to buy. I am going to have it to entertain myself with behind-the-curtain gists during his tenure between 2010 and 2015.
Was Adoke truly instrumental to Magu’s current office as he reportedly claimed in the book? Adoke should not have pulled veil on the faces of a North-west governor and a Senator both of whom, according to him, shared some information about Magu with him.
He should have named them and put Magu at defensive. Thus, Adoke’s failure is Magu’s strength now, and the beauty of falsehood is that both sides, the manufacturer and consumer, cannot be in the dark. The former knows he is not saying the truth.
Be that as it may, God shall bless Adoke for writing his own side and giving Omokri, Magu and yet-to-come-out actors opportunity to feast on it.