Some Nigerians have taken to social media to denounce the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ahead of tomorrow’s inauguration, saying he’s not their president.
The PUNCH reports that the move by some Nigerians on social media followed the comments by the Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Saturday, that he will never call Tinubu, his president.
Bakare, a renowned cleric and card-carrying member of Tinubu’s party, the All Progressives Congress, alleged a series of malpractices during the 2023 elections, insisting that the Independent National Electoral Commission made a mess of the electioneering process.
On Sunday, some Nigerians stormed the microblogging platform, Twitter, and trended the hashtag #TinubuIsnotMyPresident, announcing LP candidate Peter Obi, as their leader.
One Dallas tweeted; ”Nigerians didn’t vote for Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 presidential election. A drug dealer cannot be my president because I am not a drug dealer. #TinubuDidNotWinAnyElection #TinubuIsNotMyPresident”
Another Twitter user wrote: ”BOLA AHMED TINUBU IS NOT MY PRESIDENT. He is an unconstitutional President-elect and will also be an unconstitutional President if he is sworn in. Chimamanda Osinbajo Islamization Osibanjo Colos Wike Daura #TinubuIsNotMyPresident ChatGPT Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”
Davekenadu tweeted, ”Nigerians meet most useless politicians. One is President Mohammad Buhari, a man that supports corruption wholeheartedly. And Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a drug baron, our President-select, chose a terrorist as his vice. #TinubuIsNotMyPresident #TinubuDidNotWinAnyElection.’
Cephic tweeted; ”If INEC had conducted a free & fair election, today would have been celebrated as “SURVIVAL SUNDAY” nationwide to make the end of Buhari’s 8 years of misery. But we are about to enter Phase 2 misery tomorrow. #TinubuIsNotMyPresident Tunde Bakare Amaechi Sugar Supreme Court.”
While many denounced the president-elect on Twitter, some Netizens used the opportunity to celebrate Tinubu, praying that his reign be a great one.
Big Love tweeted; ”If you like don’t accept it!!!! Bola Tinubu is president; you don’t have any choice but to accept it, make sure you eat well tomorrow is a new dawn is a new day!!!! Congratulations to our president tinubu, I pray for strength and God’s direction please keep your…”
Olanike_Jimoh tweeted; ”Ya Allah I can see what you did for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, how all his enemies strategies worked in his favour, to attain his long term dream. please let me attain the peak of my dreams,against my enemies Ameen Congratulations Nigeria My sacrifice was not in vain.”
One Shaibu Abdulganiyu tweeted; ”To GOD be the Glory! Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu wil be called GCFR frm today Kashim shettima wil be called GCON frm today Whoever dat GOD has ordained nobody can challenge HIM! Congratulations 2 Nig. nd Nigerians God bless all Tinubu and Shettima supporters God bless Nigerians.”
Tinubu emerged as the winner of the February 25 presidential election and will be inaugurated as president on Monday, May 29, 2023.
Prior to the election, the former Lagos State governor had defeated Bakare; the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and others at a presidential election primary held in Abuja.