President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has come under fire for calling Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana “unsucessful”
The President’s aide had taken to Twitter to debunk Falana’s claims that Buhari was being prepped to run for third term in office.
Shehu tweeted: “The popularly acclaimed human rights lawyer and formerly unsuccessful opposition candidate for governor of Ekiti state, Femi Falana, has boarded the free-publicity train, full of those seeking personal media attention in claiming the president is planning a third term in office.”
Twitter users found the tweet disrespectful and have since been dragging Shehu for the statement.
See tweets below:
@kingarizona91 tweeted: “Garba Shehu just called Femi Falana SAN “Unsuccessful”. Like someone just said @GarShehu and @FemAdesina are substitutes for Nickelodeon/Nat Geo Wild And Clowns in high places.The lying priests Femi Adesina And Garba Shehu where hiding when Falana was fighting for democracy !!”
@segalink tweeted: “The Distinguished Sir Femi Falana SAN need not pay any mind to the primitive hirelings entangled in the web of corruption & inanities within the Presidency. The meaningless vitriol aimed at him are like water rolling off the back of a Duck. #Lifeless”
@Iammister_jay tweeted: “Femi Falana’s name written on a sheet of paper will command more Respect than you and your father’s Presence.
Don’t care who you or your father are or do for a living, but Femi Falana’s picture has more value than you both.
@youngotutu tweeted: “Garba Shehu, the man:
* Fired by OBJ
* Retained by Atiku out of pity
* Who meddles into affairs of his boss wife
* Who works as a media aide to the president who contested & lost thrice
Is calling Femi Falana, an “unsuccessful opposition candidate”
When kids lack home training”
@dhamorla tweeted: “Formerly unsuccessful opposition candidate? Iyen Femi Falana? Lenu Iwo Garba? Iran e melo ni senior advocate.
@MBuhari hold these dogs!”
@bhadmusakeem tweeted: “Of all persons to attack, It is Femi Falana that you want to attack. If they send someone the work of a slave, one should be wise enough to get it done like a legitimate child. Ti won ba rani ni ise eru, aafi t’omo je ni. Shey ki a so wipe Garba Shehu gor ni bayi?”