During the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger on late human rights activist, Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari briefly bent down to pick up an item that dropped at the feet of Ganiat, wife of the activist.
Since the photo was shared on Twitter, there have been varied reactions, with some Twitter users using it to taunt people who they accuse of believing that President Buhari is misogynistic.
Some wondered at his humility, yet others wondered what Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, would think of the President’s action.
See some of those reactions below:
.@MBuhari picked up something from the floor for a lady and they, ( #LadyJanjaweed and the gang, Wailers and co) would like to make you believe he’s such a “woman hater”.
Did @GovAyoFayose Not remind us he couldn’t bend? pic.twitter.com/ABZ8Qc24bw
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) June 12, 2018
Please Nigeria nids to get better… all dz bending is not my business… let him koman BEND n fix Nigeria
— aysha❤YourSweetDRAMAQUEEN👑 (@Aishatlola) June 12, 2018
Honestly Twitter is becoming a big joke, what’s so special if Buhari bends to pick up something for a lady? @ogundamisi if you want to remain relevant on this platform than you must stop putting up this kind of stories.
If you don’t have story to post online than save your data
— LAST BORN (@AitoHamlet) June 12, 2018
No matter how hard d opposition are trying to paint him bad,he keeps getting one step ahead of dem.His action ( dat apology n picking from d floor) won me over.He just need to sort out herdsmen menace in d country.Outside dat,I prefer him dan any one in d present political elites
— Shuues (@mo_shuues) June 12, 2018
This is so petty. I can’t get my head around glorifying such trivial things as this.
Why is everything now turning to senseless politics.
This is why we don’t move forward
— Frank (@Frank_is_OG) June 12, 2018
Thought ” Women don’t need preferential treatment” –Chimamanda Adichie😀
— Amnas2 (@naxcent) June 12, 2018
But when Netherland prime minister spilled his cofee in a parliament building and collected a mobbing stick to mob the floor and people were like African presidents are you watching. Now PMB has done it and you people are still complaining
— Tairu Saheed Kayode (@KayodeTairu) June 12, 2018
Such a nice gesture, remind him to extend same to Killings in different parts of Nigeria by his kinsmen
— Naija OAP (@Cleancaleb) June 12, 2018
When it’s election season, a Nigerian politician can become Spider-Man. Shine ur eyes Naija.. don’t fall for this tweet. Like a leader who in one way or the other has added value to ur living as a citizen. Not picture jamboree
— Santos .W (@chukolate_) June 13, 2018
My President is a gentleman .
— mohammed abdulkadir (@moha06) June 12, 2018
Anoda PMB achievement spotted…..Una no well pic.twitter.com/BiFpNbeZz5
— MikePeter🏰✈🇬🇭🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@Mikepeter2657) June 13, 2018
I love him too. Right Frm d onset!!! This man is special!!! Too too special. May God continue to smile on us with this kind of good hearted presidents. Ameen.
— Archt Lukman OlaOladosu. (@ExpoLad) June 12, 2018
I am sure he can’t do what @MinPres of Holland did by mopping the floor after mistakenly spilling coffee on the floor. Let’s stop taking little things as very important.. @MBuhari should #EndSARS https://t.co/QqX0nGhYjr
— K Morris (@kmrs400) June 13, 2018
Buhari might nt be all we want frm a President,but so far he has being a breath of fresh air, I watched him today laffing & gisting with people around him,i watched him take criticism & even laff at some,if he is d standard going forward,we will be beta frm where we started frm
— sheun ojo (@ojsheun) June 12, 2018
Chiamanda will have a problem with this 🤔
— king moler (@trunkkid) June 13, 2018