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SocialMediaTrends: More on ASUU strike & rumours of Ahmad Lawan defecting from APC to PDP



The alleged defection of Senate President Ahmad Lawan from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has caused stirs on social media.

The news quickly trended number three on Twitter in less than three hours of hitting the social media.

Ripples Nigeria understands that the rumour likely stemmed from Lawan losing the Senatorial ticket to Bashir Machina in a bid that won’t make him vie for senatorial position in the coming election.

Some were quick to point out the selfishness of politicians who move from one party to another in their bid to remain in power and secure positions based on personal interests.

However, the rumour has been laid to rest after it was discovered that the video in which Lawan purportedly read the defection letter to former Kebbi State governor, Adamu Aliero, was doctored by someone.

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Others debunked the news branding it fake and uncalled for.

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ASUU Strike

In another trending news, Nigerians were in light mood as they trolled a Pastor who made prophecies regarding the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

A video had gone viral on TikTok, of a pastor prophesying that the current strike by ASUU would end on Friday 17th of June.

In the Pastor’s words: “By this 17th of June, ASUU is calling off the strike,”bhe declared with his congregation thundering, “Amen!”

Nigerians have since taken to social media to troll the Pastor for his fake prophecy as the day 17th of June was already almost over.

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…By Hamzat Rasheed

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