This is a twittter story showing the moment CNN Africa via their verified twitter handle called the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC ), Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar old men.
Buhari is 76 years old and his major opposition in the forthcoming elections barely two days away, Atiku Abubakar is 72 years old.
This tweet by CNN Africa did not go down with Nigerians, both old and young as they took to the comment section of CNN Africa’s page, with some tagging CNN Worldwide, Donald Trump, the United States Embassy and others to remind them that their own president is also an old man.
President of the United States, Donald Trump is 72 years old.
Some other reactions in the comment section said tweets like that is the reason @realdonaldtrump calls @CNN a fake new media.
Read the tweet in question below:
Meet Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar: the old men vying to lead Nigeria, Africa's youngest youth population https://t.co/LjcFtMOVS4
— CNN Africa (@CNNAfrica) February 13, 2019
The first reaction to their tweet is the Presidential Candidate of Kowa Party, Remi Sonaiya who reminded CNN to take a look first at themselves in the mirror before calling out others.
She was obviously telling @CNNAfrica that their own president, Donald Trump is older than the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.
Read her reaction and others below:
While we must make room for young people to attain leadership positions, we know that the REAL issue in leadership isn't about age. There's room for both young and old, male and female. And @CNNAfrica, maybe you should first have looked in the mirror…
— Remi Sonaiya (@oluremisonaiya) February 13, 2019
Average age in the USA: 38
Age of president : 71
USA senator and possible candidate of the Democratic Party Bernie Sanders: 77
— Daddy D.O🇳🇬 (@DOlusegun) February 13, 2019
As a Nigerian youth I take exception to this insulting tweet, we as a nation accord your country the respect it deserves and it isn't too much to demand same from you. This is shameful & irresponsible @USEmbassyAbuja @realDonaldTrump @NGRSenate
— кιηgѕℓєу (@tochizkc) February 13, 2019
It is irresponsible for a media organisation like CNN to come up with such an irresponsible title. We need not remind you that your HQ is in a country that has a 74 year old man as president. Truly, you are gradually becoming a disgrace to journalism.
— Deji Adeyanju blackguy (@Idomaboy147) February 13, 2019
To be fair, though, @realDonaldTrump is 74 times more functional than @MBuhari. Trump held more than 5 press conferences just during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga alone. Buhari hasn't done 5 press conferences in his 4 years in office, preferring to talk only when abroad.
— Jonas EZEANYA (@Dr_Clandestine) February 13, 2019
Isn't your president 72years older than the proposed Mexico wall he's fighting hard to construct ?
— Dina Larry👑 🇳🇬 (@mclarry87) February 13, 2019
That’s why trump will always condemn this cable news network and tag them “fake news”
— Ada (@AdaMissTourism) February 13, 2019
A Nigerian is behind this handle😁 straight to the point.
— Frank De Law (@FrankDeLaw2) February 13, 2019
Donald Trump is 72
Hillary Clinton is 71
Go take a seat in the attention corner @CNNAfrica
— T'Chuka (@Mistar_Chuka) February 13, 2019