Emerging reports suggest that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant on Digital and New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi has allegedly resigned.
Nigerians on Wednesday, took to micro-blogging platform, Twitter to reveal that the presidential aide resigned in the heat of the shooting of peaceful End SARS protesters which took place in Lekki, Lagos state last Tuesday.
Although, unconfirmed, Ogunlesi is said to have handed in his resignation letter on October 20, 2020, the day of the unfortunate shooting and killing of the protesters at the Lekki toll gate.
A check on his Twitter handle, showed the last time he was active, or tweeted/retweeted any post was on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Nigerians have been commenting on the turn of events with some calling for him to be forgiven over his past defence of the Buhari-led administration, while others state otherwise.
See some reactions below:
I heard that Tolu Ogunlesi has resigned? If this is true, he might have gotten to a state where he juxtaposes his sentiments to the government and his conscience.
I think he chose the latter!
— Engr Dray
| 1Cor. 9:27! (@Dray4lyf) October 28, 2020
Tolu Ogunlesi's resignation if true, does not absolve him from any form culpability.
Neither does his resignation guarantee a change in his views, ideologies & support.
For all we know, he might hve resigned due to poor working conditions, yet trying to play heroism card.
— Young Otutu (@YoungOtutu) October 28, 2020
One day tweet go load sha.. pic.twitter.com/EdM9s5U54s
— L O B A (@_theloba) October 28, 2020
22 odd years after, the man whose picture appears below is still hated for leading "Million man march for Abacha" during the evil years. No matter what he goes on to do in life, Daniel Kanu's name will first be associated with support for evil. Tolu Ogunlesi take note. pic.twitter.com/vTCLq9GNzs
— Uncle London (@manmustwack) October 28, 2020
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for Comrade Tolu Ogunlesi to resign from the dictatorial, clueless and failed administration of Buhari.
— Premier (@SodiqTade) October 28, 2020
Tolu Ogunlesi seeing people praise him for resigning while he is sitting on Buhari's Lappic.twitter.com/XLekmp9PoO
(@Daddy_Noms) October 28, 2020
If this man Tolu ogunlesi @toluogunlesi, The special assistant on Digital & Social media to the President @MBuhari truly resigned, then Nigeria is headed the right direction with this #SoroSokeGeneration as he did just the right thing. Whether sooner or late doesn't matter pic.twitter.com/eMI13IkaWq
— #EndSARS (@buddyankie) October 28, 2020
I don't believe the rumours, but even if true, resignation doesn't absolve Tolu Ogunlesi from culpability.
— Sammy Desh (@Deshysmalls) October 28, 2020