One of the biggest news to hit the global political space is the emergence of the former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as President-elect of the just concluded February 25, 2023, Nigeria presidential election. While sons and daughters of the soil in diaspora protest, foreign media houses have been mocking Nigeria. Some of their headlines read, “A drug baron has been made President in Nigeria.” Ironically, Nigerian elites, world leaders, and presidents have been sending in congratulatory messages, commending him and letting him know they’re ready to work with him.
Ignoring the tears of many Nigerians, it looks like they are only interested in building an alliance with the latest President of the giant of Africa. Also, on social media, the majority of Obidients and some of those who are Atikulated are not happy about the emergence of Tinbu as the winner of the election and insisted that Gababan, as he is fondly called, is not the President-Elect, but the President selected by INEC. This is just one of many reactions. Who are these top and influential world leaders who have congratulated Tinubu? and how are Nigerians reacting?