Nigerians Like "Tweeting on WhatsApp" – Tinubu


Alt: = "Tinubu and Governor San-wolu"

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a presidential aspirant under the platform of APC during his campaign at Onikan Stadium, Lagos on Sunday, said Nigerians like “tweeting on WhatsApp.”

He however decried how Nigeria has not been able to harness its full potential in the area of modern technology, promising to fix the problem if elected president in 2023.

“Do you know how many of you tweeting on WhatsApp right now? [intelligle] holds a database of 1.6 billion on WhatsApp alone.”

The statement suggests that Tinubu could not differentiate between WhatsApp and Twitter as he failed to correct himself, if it was a slip of tongue.

WhatsApp is a messaging platform owned by Meta, Facebook parent company, and it’s estimated to have  2 billion users as of the end of 2021, the largest worldwide.

While Twitter is a microblogging platform used by politicians, journalists, businesses, and all and sundry to comment on prevalent issues and advance their business cause.

Bola Tinubu's inability to distinguish between the two platforms adds to the number of embarrassing statements he has made in the public in recent past, which suggest he may be having mental challenges associated with old age.

The former Lagos governor, has on two occasions said that the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) has expiration date and that those used in 2019 general elections have expired, advising the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct fresh voter registration. His claim is contrary to public knowledge and the position of the electoral body (INEC).

In another gaffe in 2021, Mr Tinubu advised the Nigerian military to recruit 50 million youths to fight insecurity and unemployment, although his aides later corrected the notion.

He was seen a video click earlier this year where he appeared  to have urinated on his body.

His actual age is  matter of debate, where he claims to be 70, and his fellow politicians who have known him for years say he should be about 80 years.

Tinubu has maintained that he is fit to rule Nigeria as the job of governance is not like that of a mechanic or bricklayer.

However, Nigerians fear that Tinubu may become another President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been frequenting London hospitals for medical treatments for the past 7 years.

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