Nigerians react as Keyamo calls Buhari ‘friend of the poor’
Nigerians have reacted to a Buhari aide, Festus Keyamo (SAN), after his tweet describing the President as ‘friend of the poor.’
Keyamo, in sarcastic tweet at the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday, had described Buhari as: “The nightmare of PDP since 2003! The demystifier of old power-blocs! The slayer of the corrupt! The friend of the poor! The one the thieves love to hate! My guy!”
The tweet immediately became a hit with his Twitter followers, as it has since attracted 1,100 comments, 1,500 retweets and over 4,800 reactions in 15 hours.
Taking the tweetstorm higher, however, author and self-described Buhari Tormentor, Mr. Reno Omokri, has taken up Keyamo, who served as Director, Strategic Communications of President Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign.
On Thursday, Omokri, a critic of the Buhari administration, tweeted back at Keyamo, “Festus @FKeyamo is correct when he calls President @MBuhari ‘friend of the poor’. President Buhari loves the poor so much, he DOUBLED their number in just 4 years. Not only does he love the poor, he loves EXTREME POVERTY and made Nigeria its headquarters #BuhariFriendofPoverty”
While many social media followers of Keyamo agreed with his viewpoint, many also saw things differently, and this they expressed with memes and other funny reactions on his verified Twitter handle, @fkeyamo.