100k Users Unfollow Buhari On Twitter Amid #EndSARS Protest
The official Twitter account of President Muhammad Buhari lost over N100k followers after #unfollowBuhari trended on twitter amid protests.
Reno Omokri had earlier taken to Twitter to urge Nigerians to unfollow Buhari. He tweeted: “Dear Nigerians, If we all mean business with this #EndSARS movement, let’s send a strong message to General @MBuhari.
“He has 3.5 million followers. If we all stop following him and he sees his Twitter following drop by 1 million, he will sit up. Who is with me? Let’s go there!”
As at that time, President Buhari had 3.5 million followers. Three hours later, his following had reduced to 3.4 million followers.
Reno Omokri then tweeted: “Dear Nigerians, When I started the #UnfollowBuhari campaign as part of my #EndSARS protest, some laughed. Well, look. In just 1 hour, we have reduced Buhari’s following by 100,000. Never underestimate your influence.
“When Nigerians wake up, government will be afraid of us!”