Nigerians React to Maryam Shetty’s Withdrawal and Keyamo’s Nomination

Nigerians React to Maryam Shetty’s Withdrawal and Keyamo’s Nomination

On Friday, President Bola Tinubu’s decision to withdraw the nomination of Maryam Shetty as a ministerial nominee sparked significant reactions among Nigerians on social media.


According to reports from Naija News, Shetty was promptly replaced by Dr. Mairiga Mahmud.

The inclusion of Festus Keyamo, who had been the chief spokesman for President Tinubu during his campaign, on the adjusted list further fueled the reactions.

Many Nigerians claimed that Keyamo’s nomination was a response to the bullying and mockery he faced when his name was initially missing from the second batch of ministerial nominees from the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The social media uproar intensified when Keyamo’s name was announced as a replacement.


People speculated that his inclusion was influenced by the criticism he received, and that it served to remove any potential embarrassment for him.

Reacting to the news, a user named Major wrote, ‘Tinubu dey read tweets.

Nothing person go tell me.

He decided to remove shame from Mr. Man.’

This comment suggests that the president was responsive to public opinion expressed on social media platforms.


Another social media user, Judith Akatugba, questioned whether Delta State was presenting two ministers, indicating possible confusion or concerns about the representation from the state.

Chinonso, another commentator, wrote, ‘His cries have reached the doors of manipulation.’

This remark implies that Keyamo’s appeals or reactions to his initial exclusion might have influenced the subsequent decision.

OBI ABIA expressed foresight in saying, ‘Lol, I saw it coming with the way people were bullying him.

I hope people will learn to mind their business something because you can bully someone to his success.’


This statement implies that public opinion and social media pressure might have played a role in Keyamo’s eventual nomination.

The social media reactions continued to pour in, reflecting the public’s engagement and interest in the political developments surrounding the ministerial nominations in Nigeria.



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