Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to react to a giant broom erected at the city gate in Abuja.
Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) noted that as of Thursday, it wasn’t clear what was being constructed when they began, but afterward, it turned out to be the broom symbol of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A Twitter user, @adex0057, uploaded a photograph of the broom taken as on Thursday, and he tagged the Guinness World Records (GWR) in his caption.
The caption read: “WORLD LARGEST BROOM Attention: @GWR This is the Largest Broom anybody or group has ever [erected] anywhere in the world. This is the work of some group of volunteers of @OfficialAPCNg. It deserves your recognition and honour. Location: Abuja; Date: 02/07/2019.”The tweet by @adex0057 was retweeted by Rauf Aregbesola, immediate past Governor of Osun State.
However, the presence of the APC broom has been greeted by anger and in some cases, disappointment.
.@ProfOsinbajo: Sir, Nigerians say we can’t point to a single project initiated, started and completed by our administration in the last 4 years.@MBuhari: Osunbade, ask them to go and see the big broom at Abuja City Gate.
Retweet to #SweepOutBuhari pic.twitter.com/8NxrqKaUjd
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 8, 2019
While @Biisi96 wrote: “What’s the meaning of this useless broom they are erecting at city gate? So this is the madness they were up to. I was confused as to what it was yesterday evening. But alas it was buffoonery in the making. I’m tired abeg,”
Damn it. Why deface the capital city this way? And the FCT Minister approved this? How many votes will this giant broom get you? I bet zero. No sane person will decide to vote the APC on account of this giant broom. So, that makes it a pointless and stupid image. Take it down! pic.twitter.com/P7JETADR7s
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) February 8, 2019
A tweet by @dulzura_2badtz read: “Just a random question from a curious observer… so is this broom a national monument or it’s just for the election purpose and how much was budgeted for this?”
Just 1 week to the general elections, the failed @OfficialAPCNg led federal government has erected a statute of a broom at the city gate in Abuja. This is shameful and ridiculous. It’s now clear that he whom the gods wants to destroy, they first make mad. Vote @atiku pic.twitter.com/3hiVllrcWL
— ibu thomas (@Hailfinger1) February 8, 2019
@ify_zoe wrote: “World Largest Broom. You are even tagging Guinness Book of Records without shame. If Buharism isn’t a mental case I wonder what it is,” while a tweet by @NotACoquette read: “The broom that brings doom.”
While Ghana is pushing new frontiers of development. Nigeria under the rudderless leadership of General Muhammad Buhari, is so bereft of ideas that it is the mounting a N230m broom at the Abuja gate dat is paramount. You better vote for @atiku. These ones are totally lost. #LGNWA pic.twitter.com/seu0cAKvPb
— Atiku of Lagos (@iamayogeorge) February 8, 2019
@Mohd_abdul_’s tweet read: “Going to the FRANCE capital you would see… The ‘EIFFEL TOWER’ but coming to Abuja, the Nigeria capital you would end up seeing the ‘BIG BROOM’”, while @afrispheric wrote: “Imagine driving into the capital city of a country in the 21st century and one of the first things you see is a BROOM. Not a rocket. Not a supercomputer. Not a freedom fighter. But a dirty looking broom.”
We have the biggest broom in the world, a contraption with zero economic value, while Ajaokuta has not produced one centimeter of steel. But Uncle Ben’s rice and seedless grapes are economic sabotage.
It is well. pic.twitter.com/I9N1lflsrs
— Bill Gates’ Maiguard (@knightofdelta) February 8, 2019
Other countries are building the tallest building on earth, largest economy, best university, best health care centres, best Olympic stadium, best airports, best architectural designs.
Alas! You are here celebrating largest broom.
How's is that an achievement? Chaii. Buharist https://t.co/E9BMIjaGOV
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) February 8, 2019