By Chux Odoh
For hours now, the North American country, Canada, has been hanging around the top 3 most trending topics in Nigeria and it’s for the most unlikely reasons – the postponement of the country’s Presidential and National Assembly elections which was scheduled to hold today.
Nigerians woke up to the surprising news that the elections had been shifted by seven days because of what the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) via a statement by its Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu described as ‘challenges with logistics.”
The announcement immediately sparked up a social media outrage, as Nigerians lamented about the situation even as some called for the resignation of the INEC chairman.
But for some Nigerian’s whether it’s just for bants or they meant it prefer to migrate from the country to a place where the society works – That’s Canada.
Canada in recent years has become a favourite permanent migration destination for many Nigerians. Last year, the Canadian Government had to employ more stringent measures before granting asylum to most Nigerians who migrate to the country without valid papers while using the United States borders.
See some of the tweets below:
Canada is the new promise land…😍😍
Who’s coming with me?? pic.twitter.com/fA7F43aeKM
— Urs Truly (@ruthless_josh) February 16, 2019
— Mena Nath Media (@menanathmedia) February 16, 2019
People came from Sweden,UK,US & Canada to come & vote for @akinalabi. Not to mention those who came from Lagos & have been here for a week.But the mood is upbeat.People are cancelling return flights & planning another week of stay in Ibadan or a quick dash to Lagos & back.💪💪
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) February 16, 2019
Lol my mum raised her voice at me, I wanted to raise mine back at her.
Then I remembered that its only on Twitter that I am in Canada 🇨🇦 😂.
That was close. pic.twitter.com/nNR8G1ZoiP
— Pre Malone of Canada 🇨🇦 (@young_shegg) February 16, 2019
When you see a ‘canadian🇨🇦’ at ojuelegba buying boli 😂😂
*bros na canada be this?* pic.twitter.com/Me3ToOHkvk
— REALEST ONE OF CANADA 🇨🇦 (@realesttobi) February 16, 2019
Canada is No. 2 trend after INEC.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) February 16, 2019
CAN + ADA = CANADA
I’ve been in the wrong country.💔 pic.twitter.com/nKlqqxnwiX
— AUNTY ADA (@AuntyAdah) February 16, 2019
Everybody is in Canada now o, see Canada flag all over my tl. I won’t be shocked if I come out of my house, and I’m the only one in Ikotun. Someone can not discuss his plans publicly again o.
— Mayor of Ikotun (@badt_BOI_) February 16, 2019
You people should wait.. don’t enter aero plane to canada yet.. come and buy #OgiIyaPamilerin to the abroad ❤️ You need it
— Dr. PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@thepamilerin) February 16, 2019
Canada is the most populated state in Nigeria right now.
— Parodisent General Buhari (@TheMbuhari) February 16, 2019
— Ramoni omoale ÇÀÑÄDÅ (@raymrish) February 16, 2019
They thought I wasn’t going to enter Canada
God is so good pic.twitter.com/hJLopFFG4O
— WAZIRIN CANADAWA🇨🇦 (@yaronwaziri) February 16, 2019
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