US President, Donald Trump has today hailed Nigerians who have supported his re-election bid, describing it as a great honour.
He made this known when he shared a video of the parade on his Twitter handle with a caption, “A parade for me in Nigeria, a great honor!”
In the video, men and women could be heard singing different victory songs amid intense drumming, to show support for the Republic candidate in today’s US election.
They were also waving the US flag and carried placards with inscriptions ‘Trump 2020′
Americans head to the polls today to decide the next President between Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden but Nigerians are as much interested in the outcome of Tuesday election as Americans.
Yet, going by various social media posts, Nigerians are divided on their support for candidates in the election. While some want Trump to win, others prefer Biden.
A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, wrote, “All eyes are on America for the presidential election. The outcome will shape the events of the world for the next 50 years and will affect every single one of the 7.5 billion people on earth. I pray for Donald Trump. America needs him and the world needs him.”
A social commentator, Gimba Kakanda, however, tweeted, “As a Nigerian, I feel utterly embarrassed by this circus. This is not a reflection of Trump’s popularity in Nigeria, for those curious.”