VIDEO: Woman Harassed, Assaulted, Beaten On A Bus For ‘Jokingly’ Saying Tinubu Will Win 2023 Election
Woman Harassed, Assaulted, Beaten On A Bus For ‘Jokingly’ Saying Tinubu Will Win 2023 Election
A viral video has captured the moment a Nigerian woman was harassed inside a bus in Lagos by her fellow passengers after she said Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the 2023 election.
The woman was tearful after being reportedly assaulted by some other passengers on the bus for allegedly rooting for Tinubu. The video did not capture when she was assaulted but the caption said, “She jokingly said Tinubu will win the election. And they beat her up in the bus.”
In the video, the lady tearfully said she was “just joking”.
The video shows that some other passengers were upset that despite the hardship Nigerians are currently experiencing under President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government, the woman had the audacity to campaign for the party’s candidate in the February poll.
“The way Nigeria is, everybody is angry. You go open your mouth and say Tinubu,” one of the angry passengers said.
The passengers may have also been triggered by the present socio-economic challenges in Nigeria occasioned by the scarcity of Naira notes and fuel.
In the midst of the current fuel scarcity conundrum and its biting effects, the nation is also battling a cash crunch.
The Central Bank of Nigeria had fixed February 10 as the new deadline for the exchange of old naira notes for newly redesigned ones after shifting the deadline from January 31 initially fixed as the deadline.
Many Nigerians are currently unable to obtain the new N200, N500, and N1,000 notes, due to scarcity. This has caused hardship for many Nigerians and businesses. There have also been violent protests in some cities.
Away from that, Nigerians have continued to face numerous other challenges that impede growth.
The annual inflation rate in Nigeria accelerated to 21.82% in January 2023, the highest since September 2005, from 21.34% in the prior month, against market expectations of a further slowdown to 21.3%. Soaring food prices and a weaker naira currency were the main drivers.