Nigerians have reacted to Cable News Network CNN’s comment on Twitter calling Nigeria Presidential candidates ‘Old Men’ vying to lead the country.
The American news-based pay television channel said that the two front-runners contesting for Nigeria’s presidential election are both men in their 70s with previous experience of high-level politics.
Stressed that both are from the same ethnic group and are Muslims from the north of the country.
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
This comment made by CNN did not go well with Nigerians as many see it as an irresponsible comment coming from the media organisation.
Concise News gathered some of Nigerians comments.
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
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
— Olu of Kaduna #SMWKaduna (@iam_oludavid) February 13, 2019