By Nwafor Sunday
As Nigerians wait passionately for the Tribunal judgment between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, respectively, supporters of both parties have taken to the micro blogging site ‘Twitter’ to campaign and conspicuously back their candidate.
Some who support Buhari created the following hash tags, ‘#Buharistaying, #Buharitill2023, #Atikubusted’ in support of Buhari.
Those in support of Atiku however, created #Atikucoming, #AtikuhasNocase, #AtikuHopeforNaija, and #BuhariLeaveTheTribunalToDoTheirJob.
Both supporters have been at war in the social media, with one accusing and counter-reacting on the characterization of Atiku and Buhari.
Recall that the Atiku had filled a petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the Feb. 23 general election.
He had accused Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of colluding, rigging and manipulating the election in favor of Buhari.
He brought in several evidences to prove that he won the election. Buhari on the other side presented counter evidence, allegedly squashing the hypothetical facts of Atiku. Buhari is of the opinion that he won the election, free, fair and legitimately.
We await the Tribunal judgment today.
💥 The election Tribunal Will Give Judgment On The 2019 Presidential Election.
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) September 10, 2019
Three possible outcome of today’s Judgment Day
1. Buhari wins
2. Buhari wins
3. Buhari wins
— OG Pascal`April 🇳🇬 (@iamogpascal) September 11, 2019
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Happy winning#AtikuBusted #WednesdayThoughts #SouthAfrica #Thor #iPhone11Pro #mbvotes #bluegirl #slofies #POES #4styles #September11 #WednesdayThoughts #iPhone #MexicoVsArgentina pic.twitter.com/W0Y9FvrpNh
— MR ALBERT⚽⚽ (@MRALBER01584) September 11, 2019
— SmartDev🇳🇬 (@okkyjay) September 11, 2019
Atiku 1 -0 Buhari. They want this to look tough and real.
— Titan 🔱🔱 (@sassypresh) September 11, 2019
If tribunal declare Atiku winner of the 2019 presidential election what will happen? #AtikuBusted
— Mouthfilled (@gbidigbidi) September 11, 2019
First Business of the Day by PEPT Tribunal Chairman, Garba Mohammed taken care of.
— Ezeaka Chidozie Ishola Buharideen (@Ezeakachidozie) September 11, 2019
— Samuel Olayemi (@Slimswagz001) September 11, 2019
— ‘Kunle Adeniran (@kunle_adeniran) September 11, 2019
— LEARNED OMO ONILE in LAGOS 🇳🇬 (@EMMANUELJOEself) September 11, 2019
I hope today won’t be the longest day of my life!
What is happening at the Tribunal… Is #Atiku still Coming?#911Memorial #AtikuBusted #AtikuIsComing #Tribunal #Nigeria #BuhariMustGo #Election2019 #Buhari #SupremeCourt #September11
— Sewuese Bem (@SewuBem) September 11, 2019