Nigerians on social media have been buzzing with reactions following the withdrawal of Maryam Shetty from the list of ministerial nominees presented by President Bola Tinubu.
The withdrawal was announced on Friday, prompting speculations and debates among citizens.
Festus Keyamo, who previously served as the chief spokesman for President Bola Tinubu during his campaign, was one of the prominent names included in the adjusted list. This nomination came as a shock to many, given the recent social media uproar over his absence from the second batch of ministerial nominees initially announced.
Nigerians took to various social media platforms to share their thoughts on the matter. Some individuals claimed that Keyamo’s inclusion was a direct response to the relentless bullying and mockery he endured after being omitted from the initial list. They believe that the public outcry played a significant role in influencing the subsequent decision.
One social media user, Major, expressed his belief that President Tinubu pays attention to the sentiments expressed on Twitter, suggesting that Keyamo’s nomination was a direct response to the online discussions and pressure.
Another netizen, Judith Akatugba, raised concerns about Delta State potentially having two ministers, considering Keyamo’s nomination and the previously announced ministerial nominee from the state.
Chinonso, another Twitter user, insinuated that Keyamo’s emotional response to the situation might have played a role in swaying the decision-makers, suggesting that his cries for reconsideration had an impact.
OBI ABIA, echoing the sentiment of others, noted that Keyamo’s nomination was a lesson for those who had participated in bullying and mocking him, highlighting that such behavior could inadvertently lead to unexpected outcomes.
The nomination of Festus Keyamo, amidst the backdrop of social media reactions, highlights the influence and power of public sentiment in shaping political decisions. As the nation awaits further developments, the situation serves as a reminder that social media can play a crucial role in shaping the political landscape, making politicians more responsive to public opinion.
It remains to be seen how Keyamo’s nomination will be received by the public and if it will have any implications on the political dynamics within the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the broader political arena. As the news unfolds, Nigerians will undoubtedly keep a close watch on developments and continue to express their views on social media platforms.