When President Muhammadu Buhari decided to break protocol and take a walk on Tuesday after Eid-el-Kabir prayers, he may not have considered how much reactions that particular act will draw.

Nigerians are now talking and the reality is playing before our very eyes. 

It has become a talk of the town and a thing people make jokes from to ease nerves while the Sallah break lasted. 

Everyone has their version and a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who wants President Buhari's job come 2019, also has a hilarious comment on the matter. 

President Buhari walked and waved to his supporters , kinsmen and those that just came out to see their son that rose to be the President of Nigeria two times in less than 4 decades. 

It was not a physical test, but the story that came out after the walk in Daura, Katsina State, was that an 800-meter-walk certified the over 75-year-old man fit to run in 2019 election. 

Movie ticket

'Everyone exercises,' is one response that came from the former Vice President, as he shared picture of himself on a treadmill, burning some calories, even though he was not sweating. 

And he wrote: "I regularly jog more than a mile and exercise, but it will be pedestrian of me to ask Nigerians to vote for me because of that".

Also Read: 800m Walk: Fayose Has A Suggestion For Buhari

Mr Abubakar does not see such feat - walking 800 metres - as a reliable fitness measurement standard. He wants something more than an illusion and he says he wants Nigerians to vote for him on the basis of what he was offering Work and not WALK.

"I want my party - the PDP, and Nigerians, to vote for me because I WORK not because I WALK. I will work to create jobs. I won’t walk to create an illusion," Atiku wrote on his Twitter page on Wednesday. 

How long can you walk? 

With this development coming few months to the general elections, more walkers may emerge to show how fit they are for the position currently occupied by the man that just returned from a vacation in London and who had spent months in London for medical treatment in 2016. 

Nigerians have jumped on the post on Twitter to express who they love and where their thumbs may be going in 2019.

However, many political analysts have stressed that elections are not won on social media.

See people's reactions to Atiku Abubakar's post. 

Atiku's comment on Buhari 800 metres walk
Atiku's comment on Buhari 800 metres walk
Atiku's comment on Buhari 800 metres walk
Atiku's comment on Buhari 800 metres walk
Atiku's comment on Buhari 800 metres walk

If you enjoyed reading this and our other stories, please, share with friends and loved ones.