Sunday, January 24

Japhet Omojuwa Apologises To Vice President Osinbajo, Deletes Tweet

Twitter celebrity, Japhet J. Omojuwa, simply known as @omojuwa on his Twitter handle has apologised to the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

Few days ago, Omojuwa dragged the VP in a matter relating to EndSars without having the full knowledge of the steps the vice president has been taking since the start of the protest.

He tweeted that

“If they bully fellow #ENDSARS protesters, they’d hope that they’d scare you into silence. It is a shame that @ProfOsinbajo sits comfortably while his government returns Nigeria to its autocratic days! A massive shame. I wonder who he sees in the mirror these days. Shame!!!”

And last night, he said that he has the full knowledge of what the Vice President is doing towards ending police brutality and reforming the Nigeria police, hence he apologise on his altercation.

I’d love to withdraw this tweet about the VP @ProfOsinbajo and also apologise for it. I have a better understanding of what happened and his effort to ensure the right thing is being done. My tweet was posted because of my own commitment towards respect for the rule of law.

These are the same battles the VP himself is fighting. There was no malice in my position. It is just important that we continue to put our leaders on their toes. Again, I am sorry for this tweet. PS: this has nothing to do with the hate tweets directed at me today.”

This is a wake up call for social media influencers to always verify whatever they put out there so as to reduce the level of fake news, hate speech and misleading information to the general public.

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