Buhari on Twitter

By Tobi Onanuga

President Buhari has lost 100,000 followers on Twitter and he may lose more as some Nigerians intensified pressure on him to disband the obnoxious Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad(FSARS).

Nigerian youths have been on the streets since Thursday clamouring for its scrapping nationwide. But government has only promised reforming the hated police outfit, notorious for extra-judicial killing of young Nigerians, harassment and torture.

One Nigerian has decided to give the campaign another dimension, by asking many of Buhari’s followers on Twitter to unfollow him and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

The campaigner is Reno Omokri, former presidential media aide and social media commentator.

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Reno Omokri, has lent his voice to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country with a digital campaign targeted at their Twitter accounts.

On Saturday, he tweeted:

VP @ProfOsinbajo personally checks his Twitter TL. If we mean business with #EndSARS, let’s shock him and General @MBuhari. If we all stop following him and he sees his Twitter following drop by 1 million, he will act. Let’s go!#UnfollowBuhari #UnfollowOsinbajo

So far, a hundred thousand people have joined the call to unfollow Buhari on Twitter

He shared the development in a tweet

Before the campaign, President Buhari had 3.5million followers on Twitter. Today, the number dropped to 3.4million.

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Buhari has the largest Twitter followers among African leaders.