Nigerians on social media have come for Kaduna and Ekiti State Governors Mallam Nasir El Rufai and Kayode Fayemi respectively for attending an event in South Africa.
The Governors and the Emir of Kano Mohammed Sanusi were seen in viral photos attending an event in Stellenbosch, some 50km away from Cape Town in South Africa where the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is presently holding.
Hours earlier, the media team of President Muhammadu Buhari had called out former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili for attending the WEF despite the Nigerian government’s withdrawal from the event.
But all hell broke loose online when the Kano Emirates Council tweeted photos of the Emir and the Governors at the event.
Gov. Nasir El Rufa'I of Kaduna State, His Royal Highness Dr Muhammad Sanusi II CON Emir of Kano, Gov. Fayomi Kayode of Ekiti State at Conference Africa in the World in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
— Kano Emirate Council (@masarautarkano) September 5, 2019
This sparked fresh outrage among Nigerians, who lambasted the two governors and also slammed Bashir Ahmad, Buhari’s social media aide, for singling out Ezekwesili for attack over her visit to South Africa.
Check out some of the tweets below…
Two APC Governors & Buhari's close allies, Fayemi & El Rufai, along with Lamido Sanusi, Amina Mohammed, Jim Ovia, and many others also attended WEF. But Bashir fraudulently tossed Madam Oby to you because she speaks against this govt's failure, and you fell for it. Very pathetic.
— Ayò Bánkólé (@AyoBankole) September 5, 2019
Just when I thought me and you were finally agreeing on something, never knew you dishonest Buharists just decided to use @obyezeks as scapegoat for attending WEF, while your sacred Cows, Fayemi, Elrufai & SLS are also in South Africa drinking Umqombothi. https://t.co/0Vdoz1v2ba
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) September 5, 2019
Waxing distractions to stop you from holding goverment accountable.
— Rosanwo (@rosanwo) September 5, 2019
Bashir, at what point do you intend to tell your followers that Governor Nasir Elrufai, Governor Kayode Fayemi, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Amina Jane Mohammed were also in attendance at the WEF? https://t.co/8V6Bv2MU3T
— Uncle Demola (@OmoGbajaBiamila) September 5, 2019
So Mallam Nasir El rufai, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and Governor Fayemi were all at the WEF, but @BashirAhmaad and Buharists singled out Oby because maligning her will make us forget our President can’t pronounce Xenophobia.
— BONARIO NNAGS (@bonario89) September 5, 2019
Fayemi, El-Rufai & 2 APC governors attended WEF in South Africa. But we aren't aware of this because Bashir & other APC agencies only chose to roast madam Oby ??
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) September 5, 2019
At a time when our kinsmen are being murdered in cold blood, Oby, El Rufai, Fayemi and Sanusi decided, for whatever reason(s), to visit South Africa. You guys are ONLY worthy of and I hereby recommend you for the next Ekweremadu-like "new yam festival" in Germany.
— Pauly Bay (@PaulliBay) September 5, 2019
You feed on lies, run with it & attack the subject & when the truth is out, you fail to use the same energy you used to attack to apologize?
Madam Oby was in SA so as Govs like Fayemi & El-Rufai plus the Sultan.
They sold a narrative for you because you are gullible. Na wa o
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) September 5, 2019
With the way people BMC, Buharists and the United Friends of APC (UFA) are twisting and bending after it turned out that Elrufai and Fayemi are in South Africa, you'd think Nigeria's issue is with the World Economic Forum and not South Africa as a country ??
— Edward Israel-Ayide (@wildeyeq) September 5, 2019