Muhhammadu Buhari

One word used to describe Nigeria's President, Muhhammadu Buhari when he declared to run against Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 elections was analogue. But today that description no longer fits. Buhari has embraced the digital age, and of course the social media. No, wonder when it comes to Twitter the man who was once described as achaiac is the Master of the Game. Buhari joined Twitter December 2014, and is the most popular Presidential Candidate with more than 1.65M followers. His Verified account is @MBuhari MBuhari

His December 2017 few days rest in his hometown, Daura and his inspiring visit to his farm where he grows fruits & vegetables,& keeps cattle was the most retweeted tweet with 4.8k.



Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubarka has always had an appealing and approachable personality. On Twitter he could have afforded to add his impressive resume and crowd of accomplishments, but the Waziri Adamawa who is the Presidential Candidate of the People's Democratic Party, simply describes himself as a dad, businessman and philanthropist. He joined Twiiter, August 2010 , four clear years before Buhari. Is Atiku a man ahead of his time ? .With 1.57M Follower, he is almost on the heels of the incumbent President. His most popular tweet was sent out after he won the PDP Primaries in Port Harcourt, and was the most retweeted tweet of all time at 9.5K retweets.



Oby Ezekwesili

2019 presidential candidate of ACPNHOPE, Oby Ezekwesili, whose verified account is @obyezeks is making an impressive show with 787K. She joined Twitter in April 2009. Her best tweet was on October 8, 2018, “ We are not stuck with #APCPDP. We have THE ALTERNATIVE. #Hope2019 #Oby4President #IComeWithHope.” This tweet had 1.2K retweets





Donald Duke

Former Governor of Cross River State and Presidential Candidate, Social Democratic Party, Donald Duke, like Oby Ezekweli joined Twitter April 2009. He has 84.5K followers. September 18, 2018, he tweeted, “INEC bans phones and cameras at polling stations. QED, let the rigging begin.” This was his best so far . He got 2,158K Retweets.


Fela Durotaye

Fela Durotaye, self-described on Twitter as Husband. Dad. Nation Builder, Leadership Expert. Business Consultant & Presidential Candidate Alliance for New Nigeria joined Twitter in March 2010. His Verified account is @feladurotoye. His tweet of Jul 17, 2018, “For me, the goal is not just about getting into office but to also trigger a landslide of GOOD PEOPLE in GOVERNMENT who can deliver GOOD GOVERNANCE at ALL LEVELS to take the best decisions on behalf of everyone so that together, we will build a #NewNigeria,” is his best so far, and had 556 retweets.


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