Some Nigerian Twitter users have taken offence at the decision of the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to congratulate Nigeria’s President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for winning the just concluded presidential election.
Recall that Zelensky had ongratulated Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his victory in last Saturday’s presidential election.
The 45-year-old tweeted: “Congratulations to @officialABAT on winning the Nigerian presidential elections. I look forward to close cooperation.
”I am convinced (Ukrainian and Nigerian ) 🇺🇦🇳🇬bilateral interaction will be strengthened. Ukraine 🇺🇦 is ready to work together to overcome global challenges including threats to food security.”
However, this seemed to have triggered some Nigerians who felt the outcome of the election constitutes an invasion of Nigerian democracy and they made their feelings known in the comment section of the tweet.
Below is how some Nigerians reacted to Zelensky’s tweet;
@gaiuschibueze said, “No wonder Russia wants to run over your country.”
“Our democracy was invaded and you’re congratulating the man … on behalf of Ukrainians,” @aai_austin said in reply.
@valentinowpg said, “Mr. President you may have to do this congratulation once again in the nearest future. We know when you won your presidential election it was the will of Ukrainians that voted for you and voted out pro-Russian govt. Ours wasn’t the will of the people. Good luck in the war.”
“It is now obvious that Zelensky has not learnt enough lessons,” @Chief_Ajiji partly said.