Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi a few hours ago engaged in a Twitter fight with Senator Ben Bruce over the activities of the current government.




It started when Senator Bruce tried to play up a quote credited to President Muhammadu Buhari that some Nigerians are giving the country a bad image by engaging in crime abroad.

Mr. Bruce wrote on his twitter page that “Your own minister spent ₦80 million on a one day dinner, yet it is your citizens you accuse of being criminals”

  The tweet appeared to target Rotimi Amaechi whose administration was accused of spending N80 million to organised a dinner for Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka and he wasted no time in responding. “A coward who is not bold enough to name the minister that he alleged criminally spent N80M on dinner is unfit to sit in our senate chambers,” he said.


The Senator then responded to Mr. Amaechi by referring to the recent Supreme Court judgment that upheld the election of Nyesom Wike as governor.

“When you have been Wike’d, you become wicked! But you will always be my beloved brother, no matter how much you transfer the anger on me.”

Amaechi then closed the round by accusing the Bayelsa Senator of only finding his voice on twitter while he is hardly seen contributing to debates in the Senate.

Oh boy, that escalated really quickly.