Social Media Roundup: A presidential candidate and an attempted coallition

by | Jan 25, 2019

Yesterday, Oby Ezekwesili NIgerian presidential candidate under the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) announced that she was stepping down to build a coalition with other candidates.

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The coalition will be formed for a fair chance against President Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming general elections scheduled for February.

The following events took place

Reactions

https://twitter.com/FifunmiRexx/status/1088395313440788481

A scam

https://twitter.com/BrianJDennis/status/1088332422440206336

https://twitter.com/Stalyf/status/1088362323939639298

This is Nigeria

https://twitter.com/thepamilerin/status/1088502011887304704

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/TheMbuhari/status/1088450916481527808

Read other reactions here. And below for other trending topics on social media this week.

#tide2019

This week a Twitter user took to the platform to announce his upcoming nuptials scheduled for this Saturday.

The drama

Wedding announcents typically accompany congratulatory messages and that was exactly what happpened in this case. Until a Twitter user accused him of stringing her along while planning to marry someone else.

https://twitter.com/GirlChild18/status/1087970232910733312

https://twitter.com/GirlChild18/status/1087996017847558144

https://twitter.com/GirlChild18/status/1088001816481148928

https://twitter.com/GirlChild18/status/1087970507205591042

https://twitter.com/GirlChild18/status/1087996894993940480

https://twitter.com/GirlChild18/status/1088141105231773701

Read more of her tweets here.

Another Twitter user joined in on behalf of her friend, some other lady Ayo allegedly lied to.

https://twitter.com/all_tellit/status/1088047655744389120

Read the full thread here.

Reactions

https://twitter.com/LivingInNigeria/status/1088099537531662344

Move on already!

https://twitter.com/Haywhy_Jah/status/1088455776442535940

This/ He deserves to be dragged

https://twitter.com/aishaobraimah/status/1088314107911196673

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Jude_Houdini/status/1088114182707388416

O jewa ke eng?

“O jewa ke eng?” has become the most the most popular question on the African Twitterverse. It is South African and means “what’s bothering you?”

It all started when a South African users tweeted the question earlier this month;

Ever since, people have been sharing the saddest, darkest, most devastating stories.

Others, not so much, especially when it became popular on Nigerian Twitter

https://twitter.com/TheMbuhari/status/1086579033133989888

We saw other variations too

https://twitter.com/Poltergeyst_/status/1088538430081060865

People are going through a whole lot

https://twitter.com/Shawnife_/status/1086026539739811840

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1086178495095603200

https://twitter.com/TheVunderkind/status/1086555300012978176

https://twitter.com/barr_nabas/status/1088692110776299520

O jewa ke eng? Let me know in the comments section.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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