Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential candidate for the African Democratic Congress (ADC), has caused mixed reactions on social media after he tweeted about the 2023 presidential election.
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) claimed he forgot to inform President Muhammadu Buhari of his plan to run for president.
..... was ostensibly in response to All Progressives Congress (APC) leader Bola Tinubu and Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi’s visits to the State House.
On Monday and Tuesday, the two told Buhari in separate meetings that they will run for the party’s ticket.
“I forgot to inform President @Mbuhari that I am running for President. But I informed Nigerians, of whom he is one, so no wahala!”, Moghalu wrote.
Some people were offended by the tweet, and some responded with photographs showing him handing out biscuits to children, while others made jokes or offered advise.
See reactions below:
Lolofirstclass: “Twitter doesn’t win elections. Many of them will be online warriors that day. Send people to start spreading your word from street to street, churches, higher institutions, markets and even viewing centres.”
GenesisClothin2: “If you came out during the #Endsars protest to stand with the youths, by now your campaign for done finish but all of una hide una head now una need us.”
Desmond Stephen: “You will have to do more advocacy. Most people outside Twitter don’t know you.”
Okunola Smart: “First go try and contest for the Federal Hon position to test your popularity and acceptance by your people.”
Olatunde Olaleye: “Find your way to the villa with your face mask. Then snap a few pictures with Buhari.”