Bill Gates is trending on Twitter in Nigeria following a phone conversation between the Microsoft founder and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
Mr Buhari’s personal assistant Bashir Ahmad tweeted:
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 17, 2019
But some Nigerians on Twitter have been asking whether it was really Mr Gates who made the phone call or the other way round:
Gates: Hello President Buhari.
PMB: Ah! Billy Billy.
Gates: Yeah, whatever! I just wanna discuss status of my NGO projects in your country….
Buhari Media: Bill Gates has called President Buhari to congratulate him on Election victory. Gates expressed joy at…
— Prof Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) April 18, 2019
Did Bill Gates really call Buhari?? pic.twitter.com/Brv0rO7M6o
— Your Destiny (@XclusiveDjOmega) April 18, 2019
Other people imagined the reaction of presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, who according to media reports, has said he would call experts from Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to testify that he defeated Mr Buhari in the election:
Atiku calls Microsoft experts as witness to election victory.
Bill Gates , the owner of Microsoft ,congratulated Buhari on his victory.
Atiku to Bill Gates, But why? pic.twitter.com/ymkMYu88yU
— BADMUS (@BADMANTON45) April 18, 2019