President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, and singer, Wizkid, have engaged in a war of words on twitter.The exchange of words stems from Wizkid’s comment about the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) over the weekend where he referred to Buhari as an ‘old man’.In her tweet, Onochie stated that the singer exhibited crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness with the way he addressed the president as an old man. She further called him a ‘dumb kid’.Onochie tweeted, “Its not disrespectful to call anyone old. Its the way and manner Ayo Balogun addressed the President that leaves a sour taste in the mouth. He exhibited crass ignorance, insensitivity and childishness. But hey, he’s a #DumbkidNotWhizKid. When he grows up, he might learn respect.”Responding to her tweet, the Ojuelegba singer noted that he was simply demanding for good governance in his country and age has nothing to do with it.
“Lol a 77-year-old man is not young ma. You are a woman and a mother and kids are getting killed by police/sars and this is all you have to say? shame on you!!! shame on you!! I am a father and age has nothing to do with demanding for better governance in my country!!”Recall that over the weekend, Wizkid and other top Nigerian celebrities showed their support for the #EndSARS campaign.
While responding to a message the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), sent to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, over his ill health, Wizkid said, “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern u for America! Face your country!!”