Tuesday, December 2, 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan Lambasts Jide Omokore, Walks Him Out Of Aso Rock!
He was lambasted and walked out of Presidential abode by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The details are reproduced.
President Goodluck Jonathan may be perceived as a cagey man with limited gut to hurt a fly; gist coming from the seat of power had it that he exhibited the other side of his temperament when he one of the beneficiaries of this administration got him infuriated and stretch him beyond his elastic limit.
It was a day Jide Omokore, the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Resources Group, will not forget in a hurry, as he literally found himself at the receiving end of a presidential slap.
Omokore, a supposedly close parley of the President and Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was said to have found himself in a defensive position with the Commander-in-Chief while he (Omokore) was trying to exculpate himself from a series of wrongdoings, about which Mr. President was not comfortable.
Inside source explained that the President had invited Omokore with a view to getting him to clear issues surrounding many of his deals which have generated poor public perception for the government. His role in the controversial $20 billion allegedly missing as revealed by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, reportedly surface in the course of the talk.
The source explained that when Omokore got rudely defensive and incurred Mr. President’s wrath who was sitting very close to him. It got to a point when President Jonathan lost his cool, moved closer and slapped him. Sensing he was losing control, Mr. President ordered him out of the Presidential Villa and warned him not to visit the villa again.
Meanwhile, the Kogi-born oil magnate has been doing everything possible to get himself back to the good books of the President. He has virtually given up his private jet for the nationwide-wide campaign of Mr. President’s election bid. The ownership and use of his priced private jet has been temporarily transferred to Adamu Muazu, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The toy’s ready availability has seen the former Bauchi governor getting more mobile in his itinerary with or without the President. Omokore has had to chatter aircraft when he had to fly, all in a bid to redeem his battered image at the corridors of power.