With the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) trading words over N5,000 monthly stipend for unemployed Nigerians, those who can still afford internet connection have taken their case to Twitter.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, had in a statement on Thursday accused senators elected on the APC platform of acting a script by rejecting Philip Aduda’s motion that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration be compelled to pay a N5,000 monthly stipend promised unemployed Nigerians during election campaigns.
Nigerians were won over by Buhari’s promise of social welfare package like free meal for primary school pupils and stipends for the financially vulnerable.
Metuh however said the development at the Senate on Wednesday was a clear confirmation of the fact that the APC is a party of hypocrites, who never had the intentions of honouring any of their campaign promises.
Twitter has since taken over with the #Our5k hashtag.
— ACTIVATE NEW NIGERIA (@ActivateNewNig) November 5, 2015
Welfare may sounds so good in the interim but in the long run you will wish you never sold your birthright like Esau #Our5k
— Frank Onuoha (@Iamfrankelean) November 5, 2015
When Buhari/APC were making unrealistic promises of giving #Our5k They didn’t tell us how they will achieve it, they simply avoided debate
— aderinto adedayo olu (@hadeydayaaw) November 5, 2015
Ppl use party symbols, names and lofty promises to deceive the electorates and gain power to enrich their pockets… #Our5k
— RT.HON NDUBUAKU (@Iceberg_Kel) November 5, 2015
Buhari neva fit pay last month salary today being 5th una dey tlk of #Our5k pls its time to wake up stop dreaming
— »»Truth in ur face«« (@jtwelve_c) November 5, 2015
— Help A Child (@HelpAChildF1) November 5, 2015
#Our5k will ensure that I stay on the internet 24/7. That is not healthy, so it’d be pretty useless.
— ※vanelaabaibi!★**♥※ (@XtremFate) November 5, 2015
To think that this govt is led by “mai gaskiya” (the honest one) and a pastor yet they don’t want to make good their promise ??? #Our5k
— Nnaemeka Ezeribe (@utuakpa) November 5, 2015
— SEGA 唤醒 L’éveilleur (@segalink) November 5, 2015
Can our darling APC just put PDP to shame by giving us #Our5k?
— The Chairman (@ebuka_akara) November 5, 2015
What’s this #Our5k balderdash? Nigerians know how to make wrong demands sha
— Vlad (@AbiodunOmonijo) November 5, 2015