Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to describe President Donald Trump as “US Orubebe” for complaining about the ongoing 2020 US election results.
Naija News reports that the United States at the moment is conducting its Presidential election. The US election 2020 is between President Trump and former Vice President, Joe Biden. While Trump is seeeking a second term in office on the platform of the Republican party, Biden on the other hand, is hoping to unseat him using the platform of the Democratic party.
As the 2020 Us election results are trickling in, it appears that President Trump who was leading initially had since been overthrown by Biden, a situation which the US President has frowned at, alleging that there might have been some manipulations of the results.
Trump had taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to tweet that: “Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat-run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!”
Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in almost all instances Democrat run & controlled. Then, one by one, they started to magically disappear as surprise ballot dumps were counted. VERY STRANGE, and the “pollsters” got it completely & historically wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2020
Reacting to President Trump’s rants on Twitter, Nigerians referred to the United States President as “US Orubebe” in reference to Godsday Orubebe, a former minister of Niger Delta, who disrupted the 2015 election during the collation of results of the presidential election at the International Conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Naija News recalls that Orubebe who led some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the then ruling party, disrupted the exercise on March 31, 2015, accusing the then Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, of bias.
Elder Orubebe at the time had dramatically seized the microphone for minutes insisting that Mr. Jega was biased against the PDP, hence, should suspend the announcement of the result. He did this when it was obvious that the candidate of the PDP, former President Goodluck Jonathan, was losing.
The PDP agent at the time had accused Mr. Jega of promptly attending to complaints from the then opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), while disregarding those from the PDP.
Trump that 🤷🏿♂️ pic.twitter.com/oqQfKTLJTo
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) November 4, 2020
Seeing that Trump displayed some traits of Orubebe on Twitter after some of the US election results that emerged on Thursday did not favour him, Nigerians mocked Trump and gave the United States President a new name “US Orubebe“.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
Orubebe of US. https://t.co/0fe8UsxmL7
— afrispheric (@afrispheric) November 4, 2020
Who Need Orubebe When The Man Himself Is More Orubebe Than The Real Orubebe 😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/iiXJkpv8va
— BUSARI AYINDE SHAMSUDEEN🇺🇸🇳🇬 (@AYINDEJIDE) November 4, 2020
Orubebe na so democracy dey be https://t.co/NoXkJ9smfk
— 20.10.20 (@ForensicFash) November 4, 2020
Trump wants to be his own Orubebe but twitter is not even having it, they’re taking down his rants. 😂 #Elections2020
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) November 4, 2020
Even Orubebe cannot orubebe like Donald Trump orubebes. Dude wailing on TV, wailing on Twitter, wailing at the White House and no Jega to watch him disgrace himself. #Elections2020
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) November 4, 2020
Twitter don mark the Orubebe tweets as spam. If he loses they will remove him from this app today last last
— 20.10.20 (@ForensicFash) November 4, 2020
Holy shit, America just had its orubebe moment
— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) November 4, 2020
NGN Orubebe – "We will not take it"
USA Orubebe – "We will not stand for it"
Irú ìró n borùn 😄😄 https://t.co/6pI15b7eFZ
— Adelabu Ayodeji (@Da87Capo) November 4, 2020
WE WILL NOT TAKE THIS https://t.co/I7oP4KOdnO
— Jola (@Jollz) November 4, 2020
They have orubebe. Trump himself! pic.twitter.com/42RKt0pLRB
— Ndako-Jethro Amlabu (@Sylamlabu) November 4, 2020
Like Trump, Like Orubebe!
— sulaiman aledeh (@aledeh) November 4, 2020
ORUBEBE scenario might be reenacted in US election collation centre, and you say the world doesn't have anything to learn from Nigeria? pic.twitter.com/kn3ufTJbET
— Dr Allen Ezekiel-Hart, JP (@allenelhart) November 4, 2020
Source: Naija News