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2019 Elections: Cable News Network (CNN) shades Buhari & Atiku, Nigerians quickly react


American news-based pay television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System Cable News Network (CNN), got the attention of Nigerians, following a recent caption it gave to a photo it shared which was interpreted as a shade for President Buhari and Atiku Abubakar.

The alleged shade post for Buhari and Atiku which CNN shared, came with the caption; “Meet Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar: the old men vying to lead Nigeria, Africa’s youngest youth population”.

However reacting to this, Nigerians pointed out the American news platform’s hypocrisy in turning a blind eye on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s age.

In the article, CNN said, ‘not much separates the two front-runners contesting Nigeria’s presidential election. Both are men in their 70s with previous experience of high-level politics. Both are from the same ethnic group. And both are Muslims from the north of the country. Although they share demographic similarities, ideologically, the two men are opposed’.

See their post:

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