A photo of President Muhammadu Buhari appeared online yesterday in which he was seen wearing Gucci shoes which according to some Twitter users cost nothing less than N223,000.
Some angry Nigerians on the platform expressed their disapproval saying the President is too extravagant. However, some others came to his defense saying the president could very well wear whatever pleased him.
According to this Twitter user by the name Miz Cazorla, that Buhari wearing shoes worth over N200k writes off the impression that the President was the humble man, the APC told us he was before he won elections.
They told us he lived a spartan kind of life, but he is rocking a Gucci shoe worth $640 (N223,905).
Buhari fire on!!!
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla) July 11, 2016
And this user believes that Mr President is being extravagant
— Tycoon (@Asmailafiya) July 10, 2016
As a President of Nigeria do you know how many gifts President Buhari would be receiving everyday? What is $640 shoe?
— Sally (@is_salsu) July 9, 2016
These ones believe the president could very well afford those pair of shoes and someone went on to drag former president Jonathan into the matter saying that GEJ was even more extravagant.
Buhari is a retired major general
Former head of PTF
Former head of state
I think he can afford a $500 Gucci shoe
— Timi Akegbejo (@timiakegbejo) July 10, 2016
PDP guys are busy talking about Buhari’s shoe. If we had focused on cost of Jonathan’s Fedora Hats, we wouldn’t have won the election.
— Imam Imam (@imamdimam) July 10, 2016