SocialMediaTrends: More on Mbaka’s return & why Nigerians are passing vote of no confidence in Buhari
Convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele Sowore on Wednesday charged Nigerians to pass a “Vote of No Confidence” on the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, over the President’s “abysmal performance in office”.
The activist issued the charge via his Twitter handle where he pleaded with Nigerians to retweet his post by writing “I hereby pass a Vote of No Confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership”.
The development was coming only a day after the Presidency through Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina issued a statement alleging that there were plots by some “misguided elements” to “compel a forceful and undemocratic change of leadership”.
At the time of filing this report, Sowore’s tweet had received 1600 retweets, with no fewer than 1500 likes on the microblogging platform.
Nigerians who retweeted cited insecurity, hike in fuel and electricity tarrifs and economic instability as reasons for passing the vote.
See reactions below:
Fellow Nigerians: We are passing a “Vote of No Confidence” on President Muhammadu Buhari over his abysmal performance in Office. We only need you to retweet this by writing “I hereby pass a Vote of No Confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership” #Buharimustgo pic.twitter.com/GZLIWxwlOr
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) May 5, 2021
According to SSS and Femi Adeshina, some people want pass a vote of no confidence on Buhari and his rudderless regime and that amounts to a Coup.
You need to be here to believe this madness.
— Malachy Odo II (@MalachyOdo1) May 5, 2021
If you don't want people to pass a vote of no confidence on you, do what you were voted for, to inspire their confidence instead of crying wolf where there is none, except you are irredeemably incompetent.
— Uneku "Clark Kent" 20/10/20 (@UnekuE) May 5, 2021
Even Sheikh Gumi is disappointed by President Muhammadu Buhari's disgusting leadership.
Northern Elders Forum couldn't hide their discontent and disappointment that they called for Buhari's resignation. He betrayed all the regions.
Please pass that vote of no confidence ASAP pic.twitter.com/vVhiYY8pKt
— Benkingsley Nwashara (@Benking452) May 5, 2021
I here by pass a vote of no confidence on @MBuhari pic.twitter.com/FRflHmkdxz
— lit2Blackcandy🇳🇬 (@SundayBrorhie) May 5, 2021
Nigerians were dazed by the reaction from Catholic faithfuls in Enugu state to reports of the alleged disappearance of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka on Wednesday afternoon.
Mbaka’s whereabouts became a concern after he failed to show up for his usual Wednesday morning prayer program at the Adoration ground.
Speculations of a possible arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS) heightened after socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide claimed that the Reverend father’s whereabouts was unknow.
The development sparked widespread protests across the state as congregants marched in their thousands calling for the release of the clergyman, who recently called for the impeachment of President Buhari over the country’s worsening insecurity situation.
The cleric had become an online sensation in recent weeks after he received backlash from Nigerians for criticizing Buhari despite campaigning for him in 2015.
The Presidency claimed Mbaka became a critic because his demand for contracts was refused.
But with the cleric’s reported ‘release’, and DSS’s denial of involvement in his alleged arrest, Nigerians have reacted thus to the saga:
Govt thinks that the scorning /slamming of Reverend Father Ejikem Mbaka is an express permission & approval for them to permanently silence him!
Far from it! Ejike Mbaka has huge and cult-like following amongst the Igbos in the South East! They should release him o! VERY RISKY!
— Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) May 5, 2021
Ejike Mbaka: Today in Enugu.pic.twitter.com/PkgUwm2TQC
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) May 5, 2021
taking note of those that command genuine followership in the east:
1. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
2. Rev. Fr Ejike Mbaka
Kanyi na eje godi
— Agu n' Ugomba (@dafuturemaz) May 5, 2021
I get the point… Lol
Having watched the trailer, if them get mind make dem order for the full movie
— we, the people! (@iheanachfelix) May 5, 2021
Someone is asking if "mbaka" is that powerful, someone that sold pure water at 5 naira even when others were selling 10 naira…his aqua rafa water stayed at 5 naira for almost 5 years…
"Ejike Mbaka" pic.twitter.com/2kmxWv3MQH
— Mayor of Anambra 🤴 (@Mayor_Anambra) May 5, 2021
Fr Ejike Mbaka just tested the mic. Funny but not too funny. The traffic and near-violence this short disappearance caused in Enugu in just 2 hours is scary.
— Liquid (@Mefoh_) May 5, 2021
Enugu residents are happy to see Father Ejike Mbaka all well and good.
— Tunde Ednut (@TundeEddnut) May 5, 2021
President Umar Musa Yar’Adua
Nigerians are also celebrating the memory of former president, late Umaru Musah Yar’Adua, who died in office 11 years ago after suffering from a heart disease.
The one-time Katsina State governor was the second civilian president under Nigeria’s current democracy after Olusegun Obasanjo.
He took over office in 2007 and led for three years before he died aged 58 in Saudi Arabia and was flown back for burial.
Nigerians have continued to revere him as by far the best leader since the country’s return to multi-party democracy in 1999.
I can't believe we once had it so good under this Late President.
Imagine moving from YarAdua to Buhari?
But why?? Who did we offend ?
— Duchess (@titilayo_maryam) May 5, 2021
On this day 11 years ago, President Umaru Musa Yar’adua passed away. He is indeed one of the best Presidents Nigeria ever had. Can you kindly drop a prayer for him May his soul continue to Rest In Peace we miss you ❤️🥺🥺🥺🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ra32K5U3sJ
— Malama sadiya❤️🌙 (@serhdeeyerh) May 5, 2021
Good name is better than gold. 11 years on & Nigerians still call you the selfless, detribalized, & PATRIOTIC leader. It’s DEEDS, not WORDS.
President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua was “integrity & honesty,” unlike those who claim they have integrity, & blame everyone else but themselves. pic.twitter.com/HXiZbjZ0iz
— NEFERTITI (@firstladyship) May 5, 2021
Late President Yaradua was a Northerner, Nigerians loved him. If Buhari and Pantami are hated, E get why… #pantami North pic.twitter.com/xslniWBTCi
— D A L I N B L O G (@Dalinblog) May 5, 2021
Just like the last Samurai; to me, Yaradua was our last president.
11 years without you sir and we are completely lost 😞 pic.twitter.com/ZjKBHZKgyg
— Rayyan Aliyu Tilde (@RayTilde) May 5, 2021
Umaru Musa Yaradua is the best thing that ever happened to Nigeria. May his soul Rest In Peace.
— Y A S I R ✨ (@dahiruyasiir) May 5, 2021
Is Late President Yaradua the best President Nigeria has ever had or he died to early for us to truly ascertain??
— Soprano (@Excuminicato) May 5, 2021
…By Okiemute Abraham
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