A barrage of criticism was directed at social media influencer Japheth Omojuwa on Saturday after he praised President Bola Tinubu during the ringing of the closing bell at the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) in New York, the United States.
Following his speech at the UNGA on last Wednesday, Tinubu rang the closing bell at NASDAQ, an American stock exchange that handles global computerized securities trading.
On September 11, before that, Omojuwa tweeted on X (then known as Twitter), saying that the president would ring the bell and that Nigerians should all be enthusiastic about it.
“US Chamber of Commerce invites Tinubu to ring NASDAQ closing bell Sept 20 | Nigeria’s President Tinubu is shaping up to be the darling of Corporate America. I know every Nigerian is excited about this,” he wrote.
Omojuwa, a staunch supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), however, started receiving criticisms for over post for ridiculing former President Goodluck Jonathan who rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) exactly 10 years ago.
The social media commentator in his tweet in 2013 also called Jonathan’s adherents ‘”lowlives” for celebrating the ex-president over the action that time.
“Jonathan is ringing the closing bell at the NYSE I think on Monday. One of these lowlives is expecting us to applaud him for that. LOL,” Omojuwa had tweeted on September 21, 2013.
Netizens, however, especially critics of the APC, have stormed X to lampoon Omojuwa for hailing Tinubu on the same action he downplayed for Jonathan.
Here are some of the tweets on X: