Yahaya Bello’s deputy clashes with Sowore over daughter’s matriculation

Edward Onoja, Deputy Governor of Kogi

Kogi State Deputy Governor Edward Onoja has clashed with publisher and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore over the former’s daughter.

Mr Onoja had posted pictures to Twitter on Friday from his daughter’s matriculation ceremony into Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.

“Congratulations Oma Daddy on your matriculation. God grant you speed and excellence,” the deputy governor captioned his post.

On Saturday, Mr Sowore who is critical of the All Progressives Congress which is governing Kogi, congratulated Onoja’s daughter with sarcasm.

He wrote: “I congratulate your daughter on this special occasion of her matriculation. May she never live in a world of impunity, may she never become unemployed upon graduation, may her future be bright and may she never have to work without getting paid, may her pension never be denied her when she retires, may she never be silenced for speaking up against tyranny and may she never die in election related violence! Once again, congratulations to her!”

Displeased with this, Onoja replied with a seven-point prayer agenda for Sowore.

Onoja, who was picked as deputy to Governor Yahaya Bello in 2019 following the impeachment of Simon Achuba, said: “Dear Sowore, I thought families, especially, the children are out of bounds in political brickbats? Abi, your school of thoughtlessness does not teach sense and sensibility?”

He added: “I pray you are man enough to hustle with your mates, working to assume leadership of the Nation by paying your dues, and not trying to jump in through the window like a palliative thief.

“I pray my daughter won’t need to defend you pro bono when you are 70, still wearing beret, sagging trousers and still unable to distinguish between lawful and unlawful protest. Shebi you see the travails of your types wey invade US Congress in the name of revolution?”