There have been mixed reactions after former Lagos governorship candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi was seen encouraging xenophobic attacks on Ugandans in Nigeria.
This came after the arrest and detention of Nigerian singers, Omah Lay, Tems by the Ugandan government for flouting COVID-19 rules in Uganda.
Gbadamosi in a tweet via his Twitter handle asked if they were Ugandans in Nigeria still roaming the streets and why. This however did not sit well with some Nigerians on the microblogging platform as they urged him to delete the tweet.
”Are there any Ugandans roaming free in Nigeria right now? If so, why?”
But the former governorship candidate said he was only calling for reciprocity, adding that it is allowed in international relations.
See controversial tweet below;
See reactions below;
@exploitsfemi027 wrote; ”Which kind of message is this? Because one country chose to be idiotic, we also have to be? I am highly disappointed.”
@GUSTAVO GAVIRIA wrote; ”Why cant they roam as they like? We Not Xenophobic”
@tunbosunlaw98 wrote; ”We are not monsters in Nigeria…So everyone should have the freedom to live freely in Nigeria….Naaa our leaders be beast”
@its timo_ wrote; No we NEVER attack fellow Africans. This is a diplomatic relations issues best kept in that field. It’s barbaric to attack those who have nothing to do with the situation. You really think Musveni cares about Ugandan lives?
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