Writer and PR Expert, Anthony Kan Onwordi popularly called, Toni Kan has declined his appointment as Media Adviser to Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development.
Announcing the decision on twitter, Toni wrote:
At the behest of HM @Sadiya_farouq @fmhdsd, in the wake of the outcry on twitter over my engagement as Media Consultant I wish to decline the position of Spokesperson. I thank her for the opportunity and wish the ministry all the best.
— TONI KAN (Lagosian Panglosian) (@tonikan11) May 27, 2020
His position must have been occasioned by the vociferous opposition to his appointment by many twitter users who claimed to be members of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) and supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In seemingly orchestrated attacks, they accused Toni Kan of rubbishing President Buhari and his government. Calling for his head, they chorused ” You cannot come and eat where you did not sow”
Of course , there were many who rose to his defence that since he was a Nigerian and eminently qualified, he had every right to be engaged, but it seemed he has bowed to pressure to allow peace to reign