Social media Roundup: Atiku goes south + other stories

Onyinye Okonkwo
Atiku picks Okowa as running mate

In a surprising move, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar picked a running mate and it was not Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike. Saying he took a hard decision, Atiku announced Delta governor, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate. Analysts have begun writing their Twitter threads and Facebook long posts, and Bola Tinubu’s running mate will add the icing to the cake.

Anyway, it is the end another end of the week and we are here to give you a round-up of the conversations across the social space and what social media users had to say about them.

Atiku picks Okowa as running mate

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, officially announced that he has picked Delta governor, Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa as his running mate in the coming 2023 presidential elections.


He announced this at the PDP secretariat, Wadata House, Abuja. In a long address, he said:

“I am pleased, therefore, to announce here my choice of running mate who will help to lead us to victory next year not only in the Presidential election but also in the governorship and legislative elections. And, he will be by my side as I work hard every day to provide our people with security, revive our economy, improve education and unite our country.

“He has both Legislative and Executive experience. Please join me in welcoming to the ticket the next Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Governor Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.”

See reactions:

Father Mbaka calls Peter Obi stingy, says he can’t win in 2023

A video of a catholic priest, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka hit social media platforms during the week. The controversial priest was heard criticising popular presidential aspirant for the Labour Party, Peter Obi. Here’s an excerpt of what he said:

“A stingy man that cannot give people his money, with this hunger ravaging the land, and you are saying he is the one you want. Do you want to die of hunger? Are you people insane? Where is the Holy Spirit?

“It is now that Atiku is seriously contesting for President; now that he is contesting without Peter Obi; it is now that he is serious? We want somebody serious. Unless Peter comes here to kneel, if he becomes President, he will close down this ministry. What we are doing is spiritual.”


As much as people respect clerics, Father Mbaka has entered the den of cultists. See how they reacted:

But, Father Mbaka has now apologised and says Obi is his friend.

BBN shine your eye reunion palava

The drama is still on with the contestants of the BBNaija Shine Your Eye housemates.

In this week’s reunion, the top drama was Beatrice picking some kind of fight with Maria, Angel dragging Cross for not matching her energy in their friendship, Boma and Tega saying their affair in the house was just cruise, Tega revealing she had been separated since 2020 before going into the house. Saskay and Jaypaul unrequited love gist and others.

Here is what social media users had to say about it.


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