Nigerian blogger, public speaker and social media expert, Japheth Omojuwa has called out his colleague, Linda Ikeji for sharing a personal story of his on the media.I have seen @lindaikeji use the cover of Ben Bruce to share me on her blog. I never took it personal. I considered she was doing her job.
J.J Omojuwa wrote;
‘I have found myself putting myself on the line on Twitter when people attack @lindaikeji . I do that when I see the world against anyone,’ he started.
‘Just about 2 weeks ago, I was even defending her sister when they went at her saying her marriage came too soon after her proposal.
‘Out of respect for my friend and now ex fiancée, I never shared the story of what happened between us publicly.’
‘Out of all I shared the story with, @lindaikeji was only 1 I realized I had to inform not to publish it without assuming she wouldn’t.
‘I told them all exactly what happened. Then in @lindaikeji ‘s case made sure to tell her not to publish. Via an email.’
I didn’t want the story out because it would embarrass my ex fiancées mum. Even if we weren’t friends today, I still wouldn’t want it out.’
‘I have seen her take sides with Reno Wendell Simlin Omokri. I didn’t bother. Whatever she had going on with Reno wasn’t my business.
‘When she was accused of getting N240m from PDP/Jonathan during the election, I actually called friends in the villa at the time…
‘My friends told me as far as they knew, she didn’t get any money. I didn’t discuss anything with her. I simply posted tweets defending her.
‘Now, all of these are because I am loyal at times to the point of stupidity. On that day, I was swimming against social media tide…
‘But you see, when it is on a matter concerning people I care about, I don’t mind swimming against any tide, social media or not.
‘So, to see @lindaikeji hide under the cover of a twitter nonentity to shade me on her blog over a story I personally told her? Tragic!’
He was so pained, he called her a snake.
‘So yeah, learn from my temporary stupidity to trust someone like @lindaikeji .Never trust a snake & they aren’t hard to know. Learn from me!
‘When someone’s trusted you with the truth, you don’t go ahead to post lies about same on your blog. That makes you a dangerous snake.’
He insisted he’s been engaged once and not several times like the man who he’d got in a tweet fight the day before had insinuated, a story Linda had no qualms publishing.
‘I have been engaged once. It failed. Marriages fail so I don’t even get how my one engagement should be an issue. Okay, because it is me.
‘And I can withstand the bullets and darts of those publicly committed to attacking me. I have thrived with that in some 8 years here.‘I can’t trust someone enough with my personal story and then see the person shoot a spear at me with the same story. That draws a line.’