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Buhari’s Supporters Attack Former US Diplomat Over #ISISBuhari Article

by on March 25, 2015
 

By Yemi Adebowale

Supporters of General Muhammadu Buhari, APC Presidential Candidate in Nigeria’s 2015 presidential polls, have launched a barrage of threats and attacks against Richard Grenell, who wrote an article linking General Buhari to Boko Haram and ISIS.

Grenell, a former spokesman to four United States Ambassadors to the United Nations had in an article published in the Washington Times advised the Obama administration on the dangers of a Buhari presidency to US global efforts in combatting terrorism.

The story which broke the Internet on the Nigerian Twitter space on Saturday via the hashtag #ISISBuhari immediately made its way to the front page of major Nigerian newspapers between Sunday and Monday.

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Angered by what they considered a negative opinion on their candidate, Buhari’s supporters on Twitter unleashed a salvo of threats, denigrating and hate remarks at Richard Grenell.

Below are a few tweets, which captured Grenell’s spat with some of General Buhari’s supporters.

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  • March 26, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I have listened, read, all articles posted to my attention. Vital issues have still not been addressed. President Jonathan had made efforts to relate to the Nigerian public on what needs to be done, explaining that the negative effect of Boko Haram had submerged the efforts he and his administration had made in the past five years. Projects he had embarked on, completed, some underway need to be finished. He is asking for your time and votes.

    Question: Is there any credible substitution? Your guess is as good as mine. This should not be a guessing game. We have reached a verdict. Though with so many unanswered questions: 1. Why 25% of Nigeria’s budget goes to only 500 National Assembly members?
    2. The issue of ” Child not bride ” campaign. What is the ripe age for parents to extend the hands of their daughters in marriage?
    3. Abolition of Gay Rights in Nigeria has come to stay. With all the atrocities that come with it.
    4. Change or Transformation: Changes Nigerians are asking for, is it from what to what?
    Transformation for whom?
    Transforming to what?
    Siting the progress President Jonathan has made so far, deserves a path on his back!
    5. Pollution of Niger Delta and the Environmental degradation. To stop gas flaring and oil exploitation.
    6. European Union and Economic Partnership Agreement needs to be looked into.
    7. Issue of misappropriation of funds to sponsor private trips.
    8. Need for winning President to focus on Insecurity, economy and employment.
    Security of Nigerians is under checks right now. All hands on-deck to ensure this and arrest anybody working against the country.
    Nigeria needs support not criticism, directives to help the president carry out his duties. Do not wait until you become a president to contribute to the welfare of your country.

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  • March 26, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I have listened, read, all articles posted to my attention. Vital issues have still not been addressed. President Jonathan had made efforts to relate to the Nigerian public on what needs to be done, explaining that the negative effect of Boko Haram had submerged the efforts he and his administration had made in the past five years. Projects he had embarked on, completed, some underway need to be finished. He is asking for your time and votes.

    Question: Is there any credible substitution? Your guess is as good as mine. This should not be a guessing game. We have reached a verdict. Though with so many unanswered questions: 1. Why 25% of Nigeria’s budget goes to only 500 National Assembly members?
    2. The issue of ” Child not bride ” campaign. What is the ripe age for parents to extend the hands of their daughters in marriage?
    3. Abolition of Gay Rights in Nigeria has come to stay. With all the atrocities that come with it.
    4. Change or Transformation: Changes Nigerians are asking for, is it from what to what?
    Transformation for whom?
    Transforming to what?
    Siting the progress President Jonathan has made so far, deserves a path on his back!
    5. Pollution of Niger Delta and the Environmental degradation. To stop gas flaring and oil exploitation.
    6. European Union and Economic Partnership Agreement needs to be looked into.
    7. Issue of misappropriation of funds to sponsor private trips.
    8. Need for winning President to focus on Insecurity, economy and employment.
    9. Trade embargo: How to buy low and sell low by strengthening the currency.
    Security of Nigerians is under checks right now. All hands on-deck to ensure this and arrest anybody working against the country.
    Nigeria needs support not criticism, directives to help the president carry out his duties. Do not wait until you become a president to contribute to the welfare of your country.

    Reply

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