Reno Omokri, former presidential aide, has replied ex-Kogi governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti, over allegation that he made advances at her during a visit to Aso Rock in 2014.
Akpoti, who was the gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2019 election in Kogi, had accused Omokri, ex-media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, of collecting her number during a reception in honour of Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, who had visited the state house.
She said she gave the ex-aide a “fake name and false number”.
The 41-year-old also accused Omokri of using his office back then to get his “numerous iPhone2 girlfriends” into Sure P, an investment programme established by the Jonathan government to ensure that Nigerians enjoyed the benefits of fuel subsidy removal.
“I understand how boring and bitter life must be for you away in the US on asylum. No more access to your numerous iPhone 2 girlfriends… most of whom you got into Sure P throught your office as an SA to president Goodluck Jonathan. Weren’t you married then?” she had said.
“I rejected your silly advances in 2014 at the Villa’s banquet hall during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s reciprocated vist.
“I gave you a fake name and a false contact number but…”
However, Omokri denied the allegation, saying he was not in the country during period mentioned by Akpoti.
The writer, who posted his international passport online, which has now been taken down by Facebook, as a prove that he was out of the country, claimed that he did not know who Akpoti was until his assistant googled her.
He said: “Dear Natasha H Akpoti,
“Thank you for your comment. I did not know who you were until my assistant Googled you and briefed me. You claimed I made a pass at you during an Aso Rock reception for President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya in 2014.
“The ONLY time a State Banquet was held for President Uhuru Kenyatta during then President Jonathan’s tenure was when he visited Nigeria between May 4 to May 7 2014, to reciprocate a visit that President Jonathan made to him in Kenya between September 5-6, 2013.
“You claimed I made a pass at you at that Aso Rock reception and I also asked for your number, of which you gave me a fake name and number. Interesting!
“Also, you may want to note the other immigration stamp from Murtala Mohammed Airport showing I did not return to Nigeria until June 23, 2014.
“I also have multiple iPhone photos that I took at my children’s school between May 2-4, 2014. As you may know, Apple iPhone timestamps photos with a dated metadata.
“In addition, I have a written memo from former President Jonathan granting me permission to travel to the United States for my annual leave for that period (as a Presidential spokesman, you can’t leave Abuja without the President’s approval).
“I am thus at a loss about your accusations. Perhaps you met a demon at Aso Rock that took up my form, because I was not in Nigeria on the day you said you met me.
“Finally, please do note that I am a meticulous record keeper. And like I said, I have an iPhone 13 at home. Why would I ever be even remotely interested in an old Nokia 3310?
“Thank you and may God bless you.
This comes days after a follower asked Omokri to be her sugar daddy.
He replied by saying he has an iPhone 13 at home, and would not stoop low to follow an iPhone 3.