The ad shows Nigeria’s past leaders (Abacha, Murtala Muhammed, Musa Yar’Adua…) and after that, the photograph of General Muhammadu Buhari with a question mark over his image. Underneath is the caption “will you allow history to repeat itself?” and “Enough of state burials! Nigerians, Vote Wisely: Vote Goodluck Jonathan. Northern Presidency should wait until 2019.”
This advert campaign is a thinly veiled attack on General Muhammadu Buhari’s health, obviously. Nigerians have picked up on this and the vox populi is that the Ayo Fayose ad was in really poor taste.
A nairaland user remarked: “So It is time to use death as campaign? This is really sad. Politics has always been a dirty game, I just never knew it could get this dirty and ugly. What a shame. How can these pdp members be this clueless and extremely daft? I’m really irritated with this development.”
A Twitter user, @Ayourb, said: “Who tells Fayose that Buhari will die before himself? Who can determine the day of another’s death except God?”