Nigerians have taken to the social media, to express disappointment over the construction of a giant broom, in front of the Abuja City Gate, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, noted that, as at Thursday, it was not clear what was being constructed when they began, but afterwards, it turned out to be the broom symbol of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
A Twitter user, @adex0057, uploaded a photograph of the broom, taken on Thursday, and he tagged it as a Guinness World Records, GWR, in his caption.
The caption read: “WORLD LARGEST BROOM Attention: @GWR This is the Largest Broom anybody or group has ever [erected] anywhere in the world. This is the work of some group of volunteers of the @OfficialAPCNg. It deserves your recognition and honour. Location: Abuja; Date: 02/07/2019.”
The tweet by @adex0057, was retweeted by Rauf Aregbesola, the immediate past Governor of Osun State.
However, the presence of the APC broom has been greeted by anger and in some cases, major disappointment by very concerned Nigerians.
Here are the reactions of Nigerians on Twitter:
@dondekojo: These ones are installing a giant broom, in front of a national monument? How insane is this?
@Shawnife: These people do not even rate us again. A huge broom has now been mounted in front of the City Gate.
@Biisi96: What is the meaning of this useless broom they are erecting at city gate? So, this is the madness they were up to. I was confused as to what it was yesterday evening. But alas it was buffoonery in the making. I am tired abeg.
@TheIgboWolf: The broom does not represent anything to Nigerians or Nigeria. It is a symbol of a party, just one political party. But it has been mounted at the front of the FCT. Again, this country is not for all of us.
@Waynetipsy_ng tweeted: #2019elections APC Mounts Gigantic Metal Broom At City Gate, Abuja. The broom allegedly cost a whooping N250 million.
@dulzura_2badtz: Just a random question from a curious observer… so is this broom a national monument, or it is just for the election purpose, and how much was budgeted for this?
@ify_zoe wrote: World Largest Broom. You are even tagging Guinness Book of Records without shame. If Buharism is not a mental case, I wonder what it is.
@NotACoquette read: The broom that brings doom.
@Mohd_abdul_’s tweet read: Going to the FRANCE capital, you would see… The ‘EIFFEL TOWER’, but coming to Abuja, the Nigerian capital, you would end up seeing the ‘BIG BROOM’.
@afrispheric: Imagine driving into the capital city of a country in the 21st century, and one of the first things you see is a BROOM. Not a rocket. Not a super computer. Not a freedom fighter. But a dirty looking broom.