A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted a video of President Muhammadu Buhari running while performing the Lesser Hajj in Mecca (Makkah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has surfaced online.
Naija News recalls that President Buhari accepted an invitation by the King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.
Days after the invitation, pictures of the President and his wife Aisha performing Umrah (lesser Hajj) at the Masjid Haram (the Grand Mosque) in Makkah surfaced online.
The Personal Assistant to Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, shared pictures of the President in Makkah on his Twitter page with the caption: “President @MBuhari performs Umrah (lesser Hajj) at the Masjid Haram (the Grand Mosque) in Makkah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 17, 2019
However, a day after the Presidential aide shared the photos of the President and his wife in Makkah, a video emerged showing President Buhari running while the Lesser Hajj.
The video shot by NTA and shared by many Twitter users shows President Buhari and his entourage break into some sprinting while performing one of the rites of the Hajj at the Masjid Haram (the Grand Mosque) in Makkah.
Moments after the video went viral, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site to react to the video.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
PMB PRAYS FOR NIGERIA AT LESSER HAJJ
President Buhari and his Wife Dr Aisha Buhari @aishambuhari
performs Umrah (lesser Hajj) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
ME: See my President Running like @usainbolt ?
Nnamdi Kanu & Wailers:
PMB is Jubril he can't remove his CAP
— GENERAL✨ ✨CBN Gov Akinsola Ak?? (@cbngov_akin1) May 18, 2019
I saw President Buhari at some point running… The same man the opposition said he's not fit or are my eyes deceiving me? pic.twitter.com/rkIPTlPWTZ
— [Matthew] (@tobbiematthew) May 18, 2019
The other time, it was walking briskly. This time, it’s running. The few times Buhari ever applied his limbs, it was for himself. pic.twitter.com/vZNiylLZui
— #IgboMade! (@OdogwuOgbete) May 19, 2019
have you watch the 40 year old Buhari video running in #Umrah ?? ?
— Hajee Jibril (@JibrilAkhigbe2) May 18, 2019
Crass stupidity. If others were running and @MBuhari was walking, their headline will read like “Buhari is Sick”. It’s just a reflection of their hatred for PMB but it doesn’t deter the man. I will urge you not to block them yet let them keep being stupid they will be alright las
— bosun oladele (@bosun1264) May 19, 2019
It seems that video of Buhari running is giving some people heartburn.
We're not sorry. pic.twitter.com/actMSYGj5R
— David Atta (@the_davidatta) May 19, 2019
Is it really Buhari running like that while performing safa-marwa or Jibrin from Sudan? ?
— Faeez Kabeer 法伊兹 (@Faeezu99) May 18, 2019
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