Reno Omokri, Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, wants President Muhammadu Buhari to learn from his predecessor’s recent experience.
Recalling how those who celebrated Jonathan while in power, did not “even remember” his birthday after he left office, Omokri advised Buhari to wait until his first birthday outside power to “know his true friends”.
He asked Buhari to carry out a loyalty test in order to know those who mean well for him, and those after their personal benefits.
“To know if anyone is loyal to you, withdraw the benefit they enjoy from you. If their loyalty fades, then they were loyal to your benefits and not to you,” he wrote.
“President Buhari should learn from former President Jonathan. Look at those aides, appointees and ambassadors who professed undying love for President Jonathan.
“How many of them even remembered his birthday yesterday? Mr. President, do note that those you plot politics with, who are presently dancing around you and lying to you that Dr. Jonathan caused all your problems are at best opportunists and not friends.
“Don’t expect the duty of a friend from an opportunist. Just wait till your first birthday after power to know your true friends.”