Nigerians Hit Buhari Over Photo Of Prince Charles And Kings
President Muhammadu Buhari was not the one that arranged the sitting positions and neither was he the photographer, but that photograph happened in his home after all.
It was an 'epic' picture and nice when you look at it from its picturesque nature, you will love it. But for many Nigerians, there was no love from that picture.
May be they still see their colonial master enforcing its superiority over the black nation.
After Prince Charles arrived in Nigeria, he headed to Nigeria's seat of power and President Buhari welcomed him. he showed him his cabinet members and both of them entered into close-door meeting.
There were other meetings that followed and one of them has now whipped up so much reactions.
No one knew that the much talked about discussions that Prince Charles was scheduled to have on security, herdsmen and farmers clashes and other issues in Nigeria were with traditional leaders from different parts of the culture-rich nation.
From the South West came the Ooni of Ife, from the North came the Southern of Sokoto and then from the South East came the Obi of Onitsha, at least representing the Wa-Zo-Bia divides.
There were other kings also from different clans and Prince Charles had a fruitful discussion, even though Nigerians will have to wait to see all the killings gradually fizzle out.
But the meeting was not the issue for Nigerians, as the picture appeared to have brought more negative statements all targeted at the host. Or should one say the hosts? Is it just a deluge of sentiments or should people take a closer look to see their claims?
Nigerians have looked beyond the 'epic' nature of the picture to the arrangement and sitting positions and then comparing it with what happened in another nation very close to Nigeria.
Prince Charles had added Ghana to the places he would visit and had paid a visit to a monarch there too. That visit formed the foundation of statements made by some social network users.
Different comparisons between the images with the Ghanaian monarch and those from Nigeria with the Prince of Wales flooded Twitter, with people questioning the reason behind the sitting arrangement and raising concerns.
Here are few of the images and comments trailing this 'epic' photograph.
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