Nigerians have reacted to a viral photo where President Muhammadu Buhari was captured as he bent to pick up an object that fell off from Gani Fawehinmi’s wife, Ganiat.
This happened at the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on late human rights activist, Fawehinmi, SAN, on Tuesday.
The photo was shared by a popular social media activist, Kayode Ogundamisi, who wrote, “@MBuhari picked up something from the floor for a lady and they, ( #LadyJanjaweed and the gang, Wailers and co) would like to make you believe he’s such a “woman hater.”
“[email protected] Not remind us he couldn’t bend?”
Some Nigerians on twitter reacted thus:
@AtoHamlet, “Honestly Twitter is becoming a big joke, what’s so special if Buhari bends to pick up something for a lady?”
@mo_shuues, “No matter how hard the opposition are trying to paint him bad,he keeps getting one step ahead of them. His action (that apology picking from the floor) won me over.
@Frank_is_OG, “This is so petty. I can’t get my head around glorifying such trivial things as this.
Why is everything now turning to senseless politics. This is why we don’t move forward.”
@naxcent, “Thought ‘Women don’t need preferential treatment’– Chimamanda Adichie.”
@KayodeTairu, “But when Netherland prime minister spilled his cofee in a parliament building and collected a mobbing stick to mob the floor and people were like African presidents are you. watching. Now PMB has done it and you people are still complaining.”
@Cleancaleb, “Such a nice gesture, remind him to extend same to Killings in different parts of Nigeria by his kinsmen.”
@chukolate_, “When it’s election season, a Nigerian politician can become Spider-Man. Shine your eyes Naija.. don’t fall for this tweet. Like a leader who in one way or the other has added value to your living as a citizen.”
@moha06, “My President is a gentleman.”
@ojsheun, “Buhari might nt be all we want frm a President, but so far he has being a breath of fresh air, I watched him today laughing and gisting with people around him,i watched him take criticism & even laugh at some,if he is the standard going forward,we will be beta from where we started from.”