Nigerian woman reportedly loses job after criticising Osinbajo, Aisha Buhari online
– Bolouere Opukiri has been sacked for allegedly criticising Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha
– She reportedly described then-acting president Osinbajo as a novice on twitter
– Opukiri also suggested in Twitter that Ms Buhari might not be as ‘classy’ as former first lady, Patience Jonathan
A Nigerian woman Bolouere Opukiri with the media unit of the presidential amnesty office has lost her job after she reportedly criticised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on Twitter.
Premium Times reports that in the July 5, 2017 tweet, she described then-acting president Osinbajo as ‘a novice’ for travelling out of the country at a time President Muhammadu Buhari was receiving medical treatment in London and tension was flaring between the executive and the legislature.
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She was also alleged to have thrown a shade at Mrs Buhari for railing against some ‘hyenas’ and ‘jackals’ within her husband’s inner circle, suggesting that Ms Buhari might not be as ‘classy’ as former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
The news outlet reported that the two tweets and other similar rants against Buhari administration figures were subsequently chronicled by some pro-government netizens and sent to the presidency.
It was also reported that the presidential amnesty office, where she worked saw her abuse of ‘government official’ as a threat to national security and summarily dismissed her as recommended by the public service rules.
Opukiri, however, argued that her dismissal was a violation of her right to free expression as enumerated in the Constitution and vowed to challenge it in court.