The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) committed a twitter blunder this week--one which probably went unnoticed. But not by us.
You are welcome.
On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired the DG of the DSS, Lawal Daura, for sending masked operatives of the spy agency to the national assembly.
The blockade of the national assembly by DSS operatives was widely condemned as an assault on the nation’s fledgling democracy.
Okay, hold on a second: the name of the man who deployed the masked men to the national assembly complex is Lawal Daura not Mamman Daura.
There's actually a difference and we can explain.
You see, Lawal Daura is the name of the immediate past boss of the DSS, while Mamman Daura is that famous, influential cousin of President Buhari—that Daura who is a prominent member of the cabal in the presidency. Remember him now? Yeah, that one.
But the PDP couldn’t tell the difference. In fact, the PDP even called the man who had just been fired, Mamman Daura.
After Osinbajo’s office announced Lawal Daura’s sack, the PDP took to its twitter and put up the picture of Mamman Daura as the man who had just been fired.
The gaffe probably lasted an hour before the tweet was deleted from the social media account of the opposition party with no apologies or explanations offered afterwards.
Errr, that was really some case of mistaken identity, wasn’t it?