Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has hit back at Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesman, for accusing her of “playing to the gallery” on the issue of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
On Thursday, she had criticised the Nigerian army’s ongoing Operation Python Dance II in the south-east, warning President Muhammadu Buhari not to alienate the entire Igbo race through the military exercise.
Shehu had in response accused her of turning a blind eye to the “lawless” activities of IPOB. (read here)
But Ezekwesili fired back at him shortly afterwards, describing him as “model of incompetence”.
In a series of tweets via her Twitter handle, the social activist wrote: “Garba Shehu? Slam? For where! Garba Shehu’s incompetency is legendary. ‘Presidential Spokesman’. Model of Incompetency.
“Shehu see, your predecessor once called me and others ‘psychological terrorists’ for asking their government to lead!
“To a very incompetent fellow like Shehu, asking his principal to arise and lead in time of crisis is ‘pettiness.’
“A man like Shehu cannot give what he does not have.”