Reactions have trailed the endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that President Buhari had on Tuesday backed the former Governor of Lagos State to succeed him in 2023.
In an interview with Bloomberg News, the Nigerian leader said he is wholly behind the choice of Tinubu as the next President of the country.
Asked if he plans to endorse a candidate for president and if so, who? Buhari said “Yes. I will endorse the APC candidate for president.”
Following the development, some netizens took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their diverse opinions on Buhari’s endorsement.
See some of the reactions below.
@ChukwumaOliver2 wrote: “Too late in the day! We got you the first time, Mr President.
“You had no preferred candidate & if you had one, your Chairman Adamu informed Nigerians that it was Ahmad Lawan, who fell for it and he is now battling for his Senatorial seat with a certain Machina, who must now succeed him.”
@AbeebFajobi wrote: “The plan was to take Tinubu out, that’s why most of the attacks were so on him. Glory be to God, he survived it. Buhari knew this, he had to protect him by not mentioning his name.”
@GreatKachuky wrote: “Baba stop deceiving yourself. You were scammed at Eagle Square.”
@Zubygee wrote: “If he had said otherwise I would’ve been surprised. Regressive Presido.”
@prinz_sammy wrote: “Lobatan! What will Adamu do now…? Should we begin another primary where a sole consensus will emerge?”
@possibilities07 wrote: “Buhari finally admit.”
@Movemen68324738 wrote: “Why is this man always being deceptive? Who’s fooling who?”
Handydino2 wrote: “Buhari big liar Tinubu is never your preferred successor.”
@BoiCalabar wrote; “Rub my back, I rub yours, politics.“