Nigerians have taken to different social media platforms in reaction to President Buhari’s October 22, 2020 address.
The president during his speech on Thursday, had commiserated with policemen who have lost their lives, spoken on the looting of the Oba of Lagos’ palace, among other things but failed to mention anything about the #LekkiMassacre of Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Following the less than 20-minute scripted addresses, many Nigerians especially youths, hopped on social media to express utter disappointment and plan their next move which seems like a mass exodus out of the country.
See some of their reactions below.
— Jason?? (@TheKempis) October 22, 2020
— Biaframania ( Deejay Chucky G ) (@djchuckyg) October 23, 2020
Watching US Presidential #Debates2020 , I cried when I remembered that Buhari legit purposely refused to turn up for 2019 presidential debate and Nigerians still voted him into power. ?
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) October 23, 2020
#Buhari's speech "was essentially a middle finger to Nigerians,” said one analyst. “In saying nothing of note, and refusing to show any empathy for the plight of the people he purports to govern, he has alienated a generation." https://t.co/skNn4CiZ7T @AlakeTope @WTBClowes
— Paul Wallace (@PaulWallace123) October 23, 2020
Buhari's speech was an insult to our people, a disgrace to humanity & a stench in the nostrils of God.
He is not warm, he is cold. He is not kind, he is cruel. He is not empathetic, he is sociopathic.
He is not a President,he is a dictator. He is not a man, he is a monster.1/3 pic.twitter.com/cnjswK3Oha
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 23, 2020
— Nana Kweku A. (@_ghostKINGGG) October 23, 2020
The mindset of many Nigerians Right now?
— Duke of CANADA???️ (@lekzyno) October 22, 2020
Int'l Passport – I no get
Money to run am- I no get
Fam in the abroad- I no get
Money to run visa – I no get
Transport fare to Ghana – I no get
Nigeria go better ? – I no sure
— #EndSARS|| Olúwagbémiga omo Adélékè ❤ (@iam_geeone) October 23, 2020
If your life been threatened by this gov't for been part of the protesters for demanding a better life.
You have a passport I will send you an invitation letter and I believe Canadian gov't have seen all the killings.
Pls again don't leave ur infos here unless I asked for it.
— Valentino A ?? (@valentinowpg) October 23, 2020
— shynell (@juicy_shynell) October 23, 2020
— ?Jardon⭐️Princess❤️ (@JardonPrincess1) October 23, 2020
"Buhari" sees Nigeria and Nigerians as a conquered people and territory. He simply entertained and impressed himself alone this night..#EndSARS
— Oluchi Christy (@oluchristty) October 22, 2020
— Nike Gold (@_Nickygold) October 22, 2020
Summary of Buhari's speech pic.twitter.com/wVmSDfmshM
— CHUKWUMA OKECHUKWU (@CHUKWUMAOKECHU7) October 23, 2020
Only an Autocract addresses his nation—in the face of a disaster—without taking questions from the press. @MBuhari speaks to us like we are prisoners. Like it's beneath his rank to engage with Nigerians. His disrespectful and threatening disposition will not deter us. #EndSARS
— FS Yusuf, AMIIM (#EndSARS) (@FS_Yusuf_) October 23, 2020
— Custom T-shirt Plug (@MautonH) October 22, 2020