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Much Ado About Buhari’s ‘son’ Yusuf

While we celebrate Democracy Day and thank God for this day, the ‘On your marks, Set, Go’ of Change in Nigeria, 🙂 let us take some time to visit the issue of the young man who has been kicking up such an internet frenzy in the past 24 hours. There has apparently being an ongoing debate over the sudden appearance of Yusuf, son of president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

Yusuf literarily broke the social media after his picture cropped up online in company of his father, Gen. Buhari on Thursday morning. Clad in a flowing traditional apparel and a matching cap, Yusuf and his sister, Zahra were captured by the sharp lens of photojournalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday morning, after touching down from the Queen’s land in company of the father, Buhari.31

He subsequently sparked a social media war as many Nigerians wondered about his whereabouts before now. Some threw jabs, and some others believed his appearance before the March 28 presidential election would have attracted more votes for Buhari. And then, there were those who reportedly didn’t take too kindly to the fact that the president-elect ‘hid’ his son from the general public, saying that there was more to that than meets the eyes.

A banker who gave his name as Ibrahim said, “I never knew Buhari had a son. I was shocked when the picture appeared on twitter this morning and many people were talking about it. To me that is not fair. Why did Buhari choose to hide his son from the people he’s coming to rule? We remember that before Obama was elected president of the United States, he made his two daughters, Malia and Sasha public and the world saw them. To me the general didn’t do well if that is truly his son.”

Another Nigerian, who gave her name as Sheyi said, “I have been having a serious time on twitter since morning. Nigerian ladies have been fighting over Yusuf, who is said to be Buhari’s son. Well, not until now, I never knew Buhari had a son that is this handsome. Buhari should explain to us why he hid his son from us”.

On his part, Michael, a media practitioner said, “But who told us that is Buhari’s son? The general didn’t introduce him to us as his son. We saw Buhari’s family picture and the so-called Yusuf is not there, so what is this argument all about. I think we should wait for Buhari to tell us who the guy is before we conclude. And if he’s truly Buhari’s son, then I am disappointed.”

And then, there were the adoring fans on Twitter and the crazy tweets. LOL. Check them out below.Screenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_16_31 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_12_17 PM3 (1)Screenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_17_00 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_13_29 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_18_02 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_19_25 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_20_21 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_25_56 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_22_17 PMScreenshot - 5_28_2015 , 11_23_16 PM

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  1. Adeleke Julianah

    I don’t know why we always have something to cry about when it comes to Buhari.
    I for one don’t know any of God’s children.
    Why must everything about Buhari end in debate or war. Na wa o

    • shakespeareanwalter

      Lol. My dear, GEJites are still recovering from the resounding loss they got. So of course, there’ll be leftover rancour

  2. Hahahahahahahaha, u don’t wanna know d things I read yesterday. Chai! There gonna b all out war for dis guy ooo.

  3. Hian! I don’t understand how people can feel so entitled, like they own someone just because he’s on their TV screen. How is it anyone’s business that he kept his son away from the public eye? How that one take concern fuel-subsidy?
    The funny tweets are really hilarious. The Nigerian sense of humour is mostly what makes me proud of being Nigerian at this point. The funny tweets are hilarious, and the serious ones just flat-out stupid.

  4. Hee hee hee! Nice one with the tweets and all… Our people and their issues…. If Buhari has a million children, what’s our business? What we should be concerned about is how he rules, abi?
    And now I am getting serious [slapping my head]… Nice one!

  5. Eh hehn, na! When it was Zahrah Buhari on Twitter all the Naija guys wouldn’t let the babes rest. So…payback time! 😀 *goes back to sipping…er…tea and trolling twitter*

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