Hundreds of Lagosians, on Saturday, stormed the Lagos residence of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to seek assistance.
In a viral video, the supporters of the APC flagbearer were seen queuing in front of his residence to receive their Christmas gifts from him, while others were seen standing around the area.
However, men of the Nigeria Police Force were on hand to guide the visitors and direct traffic around the area.
Watch the video below.
However, some netizens have expressed sadness over the development, saying that the elites have weaponized poverty and continue to prey on the poor.
See some of the reactions below
@ecosystem98 wrote: “People wey go vote am… He will surely implement this strategy if he enters power… Give them small bread so that they can come beg for more...😢”
@rotimi_212 wrote:: “That means Tinubu is a good man na. He is feeding the poor. Make una see the good in everything abi him force anybody come to front if his house? Na wa o 🚶♂️🚶♂️🚶♂️”
@deejayjmasta wrote: “POVERTY NA THEIR WEAPON 😢”
@stanezdiri wrote: “They wan enter town hall ……. There will be enough cassava, agbado …… etc 😂”
@mide_fwesh wrote: “Nah why them no allow money to flow out so people go dey beg them.”
@___cashamadupe wrote: “They’ve weaponized POVERTY”
@official_rabbai wrote: “This is why they don’t want to create jobs. Imagine if these people were gainfully employed . who would be at his gate begging?”
@kvngacy wrote: “Starve you for 4years and feed you only on election days! APC is only up for weaponizing poverty!”
@chukwurahdamian wrote: “That’s what he wants to turn everybody into. A beggar country. Where people will be so hungry, they’ll have no capacity to think of anything else. This is just the tip of the iceberg! This needs to be rejected in 2023!!”
@nenyenwa_101 wrote: “They will always use hunger as a weapon, give them 1k now they will sell their votes.”
@chimajnj wrote: “That’s their plan, weaponize poverty, give them crumbles and then buy their votes.”
@aplogistics_ng wrote: “I know people will not like this. People that know Tinubu knows he helps people a lot. People go to his house everytime for help. He doesn’t only give them food. He helps people with letters to companies for employment purposes.
“He takes time to discuss with people he doesn’t know at all they sit down to tackle their problems together. He has been doing this way back. He’s never in government to have helped mechanised poverty as people had said in the comment section. I know you all hate this guy. But I can tell you this man had helped thousands of Nigerians out of poverty.”