Yesterday, 13th February 2019 the Cable News Network (CNN), position its self under a line of fire, as it received numerous clapbacks from Nigerians, after tweeting an unhealthy statement about Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his counterpart Atiku Abubakar, ahead of February 16th Nigerian presidential elections.
According to the statement, CNN has addressed both front-runners in the forthcoming elections as ” The two old men vying to lead Nigeria, African’s youngest youth population.”
However, this did not really go down well with CNN, as many Nigerians came back crawling on CNN.
SEE NIGERIAN REACTIONS BELOW:
Please how old is Trump— Mr Oops (@ogonus_chris) February 13, 2019
This tweet should be reported and taken down. This is utmost disrespect to Nigeria as a soverign state.— Rah'sBedding (@RahsBedding) February 13, 2019
How old is @realDonaldTrump— firstname.lastname@example.org (@jandon4life4) February 13, 2019
How old is Trump, Theresa May, Putin, Chi Jeng P, Merkel etc. Atiku might not be the messiah, but let's just use him deliver Nigeria from APC proxy Government…— Wilson Cyril (@Wilsoncyril2) February 14, 2019
America do same— ® St-Kay.c (@kezzyxx) February 14, 2019
So the fake news media now know Buhari is old. The same man they supported against a much younger fellow in 2015. Mtcheww— imesaved (@imesaved) February 13, 2019
This is lame of @cnn and @CNNAfrica very lope sided report. Nigerians, @atiku is paying heavily to influence all this report and also indebted to them. it’s our money they will use to pay ? all these media houses and those drumming support for athiefku. PR at work!— matt (@mattomeike) February 14, 2019
@CNNAfrica Went ahead with a quote from @atiku when they know there's a US Senate report indicting him on corruption.— eguando tone jeff (@teguando1) February 14, 2019
I have never taken international media report and perception of Africa serious.
How old is @realDonaldTrump ?
Anyway,we are seeing how $1.3m @atiku lobby works.