Drama As Ben Murray-Bruce And Rotimi Amaechi Fight On Twitter
Senator Ben Murray Bruce and Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi were involved in a twitter fight earlier today
Senator Bruce fired the first shot towards Amaechi when he was ostensibly replying a jibe from blogger Japhet Omojuwa. Omojuwa had tweeted that the senator should not be taken seriously for not criticising former president Goodluck Jonathan when he was in power.
You lose the moral authority to praise a leader when they get things right when you defend them when they get things wrong.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) February 6, 2016
Senator Bruce replied Omojuwa, mocking the blogger.
Then he fired another tweet, this time targeting Amaechi, who was alleged to have spent about N82 million on a dinner. The tweet was reference to a statement cerdited to President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians were not welcome in the United Kingdom because of the criminal activities some Nigerians engaged in over there.
Your own minister spent ₦80 million on a one day dinner, yet it is your citizens you accuse of being criminals #IAmANigerianNotACriminal
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) February 6, 2016
But Amaechi did not take the veiled reference to his alleged extravagant spending lying low. He blasted the senator for not being bold enough to mention the name of the minister in his tweet.
“A coward who is not bold enough to name the minister that he alleged criminally spent N80M on dinner is unfit to sit in our senate chambers,” he tweeted.
A coward who is not bold enough to name the minister that he alleged criminally spent N80M on dinner is unfit to sit in our senate chambers
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) February 6, 2016
Bruce came back with another tweeting to mock the minister. He referred to the recent Supreme Court judgment that upheld the election of Nyesom Wike as governor. He said the judgement “Wike’d” Amaechi.
When you have been Wike'd, you become wicked! But you will always be my beloved brother, no matter how much you transfer the anger on me.
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) February 7, 2016
Amaechi responded with a tweet of his own, accusing the minister of being active only on Twitter and not on the floor of the Senate.
He tweeted, “I will not respond to innuendos. Be courageous, name the minister. We know you talk here & do ‘siddon’ look where you are elected to talk.”
I will not respond to innuendos. Be courageous, name the minister. We know you talk here & do 'siddon' look where you are elected to talk
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) February 7, 2016