Social media users have criticised Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over his recent comment in Kaduna State.
Speaking at the 7th edition of Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KADInvest 7.0), Tinubu had said El-Rufai “turned a rotten situation to bad one”.
Although the presidential candidate later corrected the gaffe, social media users, especially those supporting his opponents, latched on to that.
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“I am openly begging Governor El Rufai not to run away for additional Degrees like PhD or others. There are educated derelicts. We are not going to let you run away. Your vision, creativity and resilience in turning a ‘rotten situation to a bad one’ are necessary at this critical time and that is why we are here,” he said.
The statement, which elicited mixed reactions at the hall, has continued to generate controversy on Twitter. Below are some of such comments:
@iamadonisa said, “It must really be boring sitting there to listen to this man. It takes so many seconds to put words together. Did I hear ‘turning a rotten situation to a bad one’?”
@Rich_D_Guy: “Turning a rotten situation into a bad one? 🤦🏾 God may this thing never happen to Nigeria again.”
@benfoly_david: “Turning rotting situation to a bad one…. Am I the only one that heard that?”
@pdauda: “At this point, his handlers need to provide or engage transcription services so the audience can read what he’s trying to say and move on with the rest of their lives in good time. This is a good example of turning a rotten situation into a bad one🤷♀️🤷♀️💀”
@kennis554: “Baba is commending El rufai for turning a rotten situation to a bad one. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭. We cannot have this man as our President, pls vote wisely.”
@jamaticulus: “Did I just hear “Your resiliency in turning a rotten situation into a bad one”? Mehn. Tinubu is goneeee!”
@Fwachabe2: “El-Rufai is turning a rotten situation to a bad one 😂😂 😂
see people clapping😭😭.”
Tinubu has caught headlines for a series of blunders since he publicly declared his presidential ambition.