Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been criticized for congratulating Nigerian President-elect Bola Tinubu on his victory in last Saturday’s presidential election in 2023.
Zelensky, in a tweet via his Twitter account on Thursday, while congratulating Tinubu, said his country is ready to work with Nigeria to overcome global challenges, including threats to Food Security.
“Congratulations @officialABAT on the victory in the election of the President of Nigeria. I look forward to close cooperation. I am convinced that the two-way interaction and will strengthen. Ukraine is determined to work together to overcome global challenges, including threats to food security!”
However, some Twitter users, mostly Nigerians, trolled Zelensky for his tweet congratulating Tinubu, while others supported the Ukrainian president.
Here are some tweets collected by PRESLOADED on Twitter:
“Nigerians are right now in grief.. please don’t add to it.. Wishing someone CONGRATULATIONS who rigged his way into power is very wrong.. so many Nigerians were injured, died in the course of last election..For this, I say CONGRATULATIONS TO RUSSIA..
“Congratulations to Putin and the Russian federation. We the citizens of Nigeria stand with you and God will always protect the people of Russia.”
“Corrupt people always know how to align with one another. This guy is probably very corrupt.”
“May Putin never leave Ukraine!! Amen!”
“You will not get any money from Nigeria! Get out!”
“Our democracy was invaded and you are congratulating the man … on behalf of Ukrainians,” @aai_austin claimed in reply.”
“Mr. President you may have to do this congratulation once again in the nearest future. We know when you won your presidential election, it was the will of Ukrainians that voted for you and voted out the pro-Russian govt. Ours wasn’t the will of the people. Good luck in the war.”
“It is now obvious that Zelensky has not learnt enough lessons.”
“No wonder Russia wants to run over your country.”