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“The Lion King of Nigeria”- Twitter reacts to First Lady’s Rant

July 13, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West Africa

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, The First Lady of Nigeria.

Earlier this week the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, caused a social media storm as she responded to a post by Senator Sani, a Nigerian legislator, who appeared to be commenting metaphorically on the political instability caused by President Buhari’s prolonged absence due to an undisclosed illness.

Sani, in his post said: “Prayer for the absent Lion King has waned; Until he’s back, then they will fall over each other to be on the front row of the palace temple. “Now the hyenas and the jackals are scheming and talking to each other in whispers; still doubting whether the Lion King will be back or not. Now the Lion king is asleep and no other dare to confirm if he will wake up or not. It’s the wish of the Hyenas that the Lion King never wakes or come back so that they can be kings. “It’s the Prayers of the weaker animals that the Lion King comes back to save the Kingdom from the Hyenas, the wolves, and other predators. Aisha Buhari, the wife of the President, has given an insight into the power play at the Nigerian seat of power in the wake of a sickness that has kept her husband out of the country for over two months.”

The First Lady responded on her Facebook page saying, “God has answered the prayers of the weaker animals. The hyenas and the jackals will soon be sent out of the kingdom. We strongly believe in the prayers and support of the weaker animals.”

Here is the post:

And in true 21st-century fashion, thousands of Nigerians took to Twitter to express their views on the exchange.

Here are the best responses:

 

 

 

 

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