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Okonjo-Iweala urges Nigerians to shun polarising social media attacks over photos with Tinubu

Both oppositions are challenging Mr Tinubu’s victory at the presidential election petition court (PEPC).

• June 24, 2023
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Credit: Twitter)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organisation, has berated supporters of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peter Obi (Obidients) for fighting dirty over her photos with President Bola Tinubu and other leaders at the Paris Summit.


Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, in a tweet on Saturday evening, wondered why APC and Obidient trolls had read many meanings into her photos, lamenting how polarised Nigeria is.

“Nigerians, please relax! Re Paris, Interesting attacks from both sides. Sadly shows the depth of polarisation in our society.


“I post photos in the order received by accompanying staff or colleagues. Reading more into it is unwarranted. Let’s unite to build our country not attack!,” Mrs Okonjo-Iweala tweeted on Saturday evening.

Earlier on Saturday, she shared photos of herself, Mr Tinubu and other leaders at the Paris Summit, sparking reactions and counter-reactions from supporters of APC and the Obidient movement.


Before she shared the photos, Obidients had claimed Mrs  Okonjo-Iweala snubbed Mr Tinubu at the summit, while APC/Tinubu supporters said Mrs  Okonjo-Iweala shared her photo with Mr Tinubu to counter the opposition’s stance.

The February 25th presidential election has left the country divided as supporters of both the APC and Mr Obi have continued to heat up the polity months after the election.


On March 1, the Independent National Electoral (INEC) declared Mr Tinubu winner while Mr Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party protested INEC’s failure to upload results on its server in real time.


Both oppositions are challenging Mr Tinubu’s victory at the presidential election petition court (PEPC).

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