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SocialMediaTrends: What Nigerians are saying about Wike’s meeting with APC Govs and other stories



Nigerians on social media have been placed in political suspense as three All Progressive Congress (APC) governors visit current Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Porthacourt.

Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos and and ex-Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose met with Wike in what is perceived as an attempt to woo the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.

Ripples Nigeria recalls that Wike made unsatisfactory remarks after failing to pick the PDP ticket for the coming presidential election.

The meeting between the political weights has gotten Nigerians speculating.

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Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed

Nigerians have been reacting to Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s choice of Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed as his running mate.

Mr Obi, on Friday, finally unveiled the former Senator as his running mate ahead of the 2023 General Election.

Ripples Nigeria had earlier reported that Doyin Okupe, who was the placeholder, had announced the submission of his withdrawal letter to the electoral body, INEC.

Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed is an economist and founder of Baze University in Abuja.

The Kaduna-born Muslim also served as a senator for Kaduna North from 2011 to 2012 under the PDP.

The new development has gotten many Nigerians talking.

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Reno Omokri

Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Reno Omokri has been trending on Twitter over his remarks on Peter Obi.

A section of Nigerians on social media have been calling for the ban of Reno on Twitter app.

The petition has been registered on and has, at the time of filing this report, garnered more than 53,000 signatures to effect the ban.

“While his Obidients are applauding that interview, if you watch it with an unbiased mind, you see that Peter Obi considers himself a pilot and Kwankwaso a mere driver and substitute player. The people of Kano heard that. The North heard that. Others Nigerians heard! #TableShaker,” Reno’s tweet reads.

Reno in a later tweet had announced threat to his life.

According to the tweet, “The threats are too much. My life is at risk. If anything happens to me, my wife, my children, or siblings, the world should hold Peter Obi responsible.

“He has raised a horde of intolerant and violent Obidients who just want to replace Buhari’s tyranny with theirs!

See how Nigerians are reacting:

…By Hamzat Rasheed

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