Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media has reacted to the comments of Mohammad Tawhidi, a reformist Imam.
Mr Tawhidi is a Muslim influencer and reformist Imam who has been embraced by a number of centrist islam groups and anti-islamic extremism groups.
The Islamic cleric, on Friday, accused Mr Buhari of being complicit in various terrorism attacks.
He also mocked the President’s pronunciation of Covid-19 as ‘Covik one nine”, which according to him, shows that Buhari has not been proactive in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari still doesn’t know the name of the virus killing 24,000+ at such a rapid rate. Addressing the nation about it for the first time, he pronounced the virus as ‘CIVIK 1-9’,” He wrote on Friday morning.
The criticism was however heightened when he blasted those supporting the President’s inactions.
“Whoever supports Buhari is not only foolish but also responsible for his crimes regardless of their nationality. I’m not even Nigerian and I am standing up for Nigerians.”
“I’ll say it again: Whoever voted for Buhari, especially for the second time after seeing his failures to crack down on terrorists, is 100% stupid, foolish and irresponsible. Victims of terrorism due to Buhari’s incompetence don’t care about minority or majority votes. Wake up.”
However, the Presidential aide countered the Imam, saying he lacks the courage for open confrontation.
“For those who are asking me to respond to @imamofpeace tweets, the guy lacks courage, he is no different from the usual coward, he has blocked me, so I won’t be able to see the nonsense he has been tweeting, those of you following him, kindly remind him of who he is, the COWARD!”
Several Nigerians have drummed support for the cleric. In the reactions obtained on Twitter, many of them opined that the Imam expressed their thoughts.
Below are the reactions;
Imam of peace is vexing you?
Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy, Nigeria is also the most populous Nation in Africa..
Our Leader has suddenly gone Missing..
Actions have consequences, too whom much is given much is expected..
Elect idiots & the world will call them Idiots.
— William Ukpe (@William_Ukpe) March 27, 2020
If Buhari was doing the right thing, would someone from outside come and insult him like that? The imam has clearly been following him and he’s certain of the incompetence of the current government which is why he’s not scared to attack.
— AJ | Adonai Jacuzzi (@mrmanhere_) March 27, 2020
Imam of peace dragging Buhari by the balls is one of the best things on the internet today.
— Lamarr ❁ (@Kinglamarr___) March 27, 2020