Nigerians have mocked the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, for saying youths tweet on WhatsApp.
The presidential aspirant while addressing youths of the ruling party at a rally held in Lagos said social media users could tweet on WhatsApp.
He said, “Do you know how many of you are tweeting on WhatsApp right now? [intelligible] holds a database of 1.6 billion on WhatsApp alone.”
WhatsApp is a messaging platform which is owned by Meta and it has more than two billion users.
Twitter on the other hand is a microblogging platform used by the general public including politicians, journalists, businesses, and youth to express their views about developing issues.
Tinubu commented while lamenting that Nigerians have not been able to harness the full potential of modern technology.
He said he would fix the problem.
Nigerians, however, in their reaction to the statement wondered how he would fix the problem if he can’t differentiate between the social media platforms.
See reactions below:
Reno Omokri wrote, “According to Tinubu, “Many of you are tweeting on WhatsApp”. And he wants to be your President? This is Buhari part 2!”
Babasola Kuti in his reaction said, “Mc Oluomo’s president said you people are tweeting on WhatsApp. Then he goes on to say we started disconnecting phone numbers for NIPP (National Independent Power Project) instead of NIN. Jagaban come dey make Buhari be like person wey get PhD from Oxford.”
@OmoGbajaBiamila said, “So, did the sign language guy also interpret the “tweeting on WhatsApp…”? 🤔”
@Royaltyuso said, “Your wannabe President said that you Nigerians are “tweeting on WhatsApp”. Guess who?”
@ManLikeIcey said, “Did I just hear Tinubu say tweeting on WhatsApp ???? Nigerian youths won’t be fooled 😂😂😂”