Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri’s verified Facebook profile and Instagram account have been restored.
Naija News reported earlier than Omokri’s social media accounts have been temporarily suspended after the former candidate for Governor of the Social Democratic Party in Kogi State, Natasha Akpotiaccused him of having invited her despite her marital status.
Akpoti also accused former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan of having many girlfriends even though he is married.
She went on to allege that Omokri used her AP office with the president to lobby for Sure-P slots for her girlfriends.
Omokri, however, has denied all the allegations on his social media accounts.
In one of his responses to Akpoti’s allegations, Omokri wrote:Dear Followers, The post where I posted photographic evidence in the form of a US immigration stamp and a Nigerian immigration stamp to prove that I was not in Nigeria on the day a Natasha Akpoti alleged that I made a pass on her and asked for her number was removed by Instagram for violating their terms.
Omokri alleged that Akpoti, who he says is sponsored by the All Progressive Congress, APC, the government, paid his social media followers to smear and speak out against him.
He further pointed out that some members of the ruling party had received messages urging them to denounce him.
The award-winning writer has promised to make more evidence available to any newspaper or media house that wishes to publish the evidence.
Omokri said:Apparently the woman, Natasha, gave a giveaway on her Facebook page where she offered ₦10,000 to her followers and asked them to report me.
“There was also a WhatsApp blast sent to APC members asking them to report me.
“It’s okay. At least Punch and other newspapers have published the information. I am also willing to send certified copies of my passport page to any newspaper, television station, radio station and media that wishes to publish the evidence.
“No matter how far the lie travels, it must eventually be surpassed by the truth. Thank you all for your support.”
Meanwhile, Omokri had stated earlier while refuting Akpoti’s claims and giving clarifications on his whereabouts on the said date that he (Omokri) had crossed paths with the politician, that he did not know her from an Adam.
He said: “I didn’t know who you were until my assistant googled you and briefed me. You claimed that I passed you a pass at an Aso Rock reception for President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya in 2014.
“The ONLY time a State Banquet has been held for President Uhuru Kenyatta during President Jonathan’s tenure was when he visited Nigeria between May 4-7, 2014, to render the similar to a visit that President Jonathan made to him in Kenya between September 5 and 6, 2013. .
“You claimed that I gave you a pass at that Aso Rock reception and I also asked for your number, which you gave me a fake name and fake number. Interesting!
“Please find enclosed my passport. As presidential spokesperson, I had a special passport. Note the US immigration stamp on my passport indicating that I entered the United States of America on April 28, 2014.
“Also, you may want to note the other immigration stamp from Murtala Mohammed Airport stating that I did not return to Nigeria until June 23, 2014.
“I also have several iPhone photos that I took at my children’s school between May 2 and May 4, 2014. As you may know, Apple’s iPhone timestamps the photos with dated metadata.
“Furthermore, I have a written note from former President Jonathan granting me permission to travel to the United States for my annual leave for this period (as Presidential Spokesperson, you cannot leave Abuja without President’s approval).
“So I am baffled by your accusations. Maybe you met a demon in Aso Rock who took my form because I was not in Nigeria the day you said you met me.
“Finally, please note that I am a meticulous archivist. And as I said, I have an iPhone 13 at home. Why would I ever be interested in an old Nokia 3310?
“Thank you and God bless you.”