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Social Media Roundup: House of Cards

July 27, 2018 · 9 min read
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On Tuesday morning, as early as 6:30 am, officers of the Nigerian Police Force reportedly blocked the exits of the homes of the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy Ike Ekweremadu to prevent them from going to the National Assembly.

Apparently, they were being prevented from presiding over the defection of 15 senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). However, Bukola Saraki was able to escape the siege and made it to the National Assembly around 10:40 AM.

According to certain reports, he was able to leave his home under the guise of honouring a police invitation while other reports claimed that his escape involved some covert operations featuring disguises and changing of cars.

Anyway, against all odds, he presided over the defection of 15 senators. Read the full list here.

Here’s how Nigerians reacted.

House of Cards

https://twitter.com/DrOlufunmilayo/status/1021731243250118656

https://twitter.com/ImanMunal/status/1021735363612758016

https://twitter.com/TomiOdunlami/status/1021716582823813120

Other reactions

From APC to PDP

Barely 14 hours later, 37 members of the House of Representatives also reportedly defected from APC to PDP. Governors too.

Reactions

There’s more drama, catch up here. Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

Where’s Dino Melaye?

Yesterday, Senator Ben Murray Bruce disclosed that Senator Dino Melaye was abducted by unknown men on his way to Kogi.

Then we saw this;

And this too;

Well, some Nigerians didn’t buy Senator Bruce’s story anyway

Bring Back Our Dino

He’s back…

Reactions

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1022788353970921473

Read more reactions here.

Twitter Rapture

This week, a number of Nigerian influencers were suspended on Twitter. According to a Twitter user, here’s why;

Victims of the “rapture” had to begin from scratch

https://twitter.com/Semilore_Akoni/status/1022545493535154177

https://twitter.com/itstrapa/status/1022358102098812929

https://twitter.com/blac_cappuccino/status/1022476192404983808

Tribute to our fallen influencer accounts

https://twitter.com/Olatooro/status/1022569687060766723

https://twitter.com/Chris___Haze/status/1022819034381934595

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/HEAD_MASTA/status/1022401553628651520

Read more reactions here.

Let’s all report Yomi Shogunle

Yesterday, Yomi Shogunle, Assistant Commissioner of Police and Head of the Nigerian Police Force’s Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) posted a tweet that many Nigerians found very insensitive.

Here’s how they reacted;

https://twitter.com/PRODEEGY/status/1022725545057046529

https://twitter.com/Iam_Abdulaxis/status/1022562222034309120

#SuspendYomiShogunle

https://twitter.com/idkaay07/status/1022774052040138752

https://twitter.com/ani_nomso/status/1022783254297030656

Read more reactions here.

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