2023: Osinbajo’s video breaks Twitter, social media records in Nigeria — Expert

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, addressing Nigerians in a viral video, as he declared his intention to contest for the Nigeria's 2023 Presidency, on Monday April 11, 2022. Photo: State House/Tolani Alli

The declaration video of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for the 2023 Presidency has set a new Internet record having fetched a total of 345,000 views and over 3 million impression in less than six hours.

An Internet analyst, Oluwafemi Popoola, who did an expert review of the video posted on social media around 7:00 a.m. said, it garnered mouth-watering social media numbers, breaking Twitter, Facebook and general social media records in Nigeria.

According to Popoola, he said the video had 345,000 views, 27,000 likes, 18,000 retweets and over 3 million impression in just 6 hours, making the declaration video to become the most engaged political post in the Nigerian Internet landscape

Before the declaration, Nigerians had waited endlessly to know the next step of the Vice President after repeated calls were made for him to throw his hat into the ring as the country prepares for a new election year.

In the said video currently trending online, the Vice President reeled out his achievement and stated why he is the right person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said, “I now most solemnly and respectfully seek the support of fellow Nigerians everywhere in this land, and the diaspora, young and old, male and female, in the great and exciting journey that we have ahead of us.

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“We will, working together, establish by the grace of God, the Nigeria of our dreams in a few short years. We will build on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We will need to move, with much speed, intentionality, and perseverance, towards the vision of a prosperous, stable, and secure nation.”