‘Wahala’, Tony Elumelu Screams After Twitter Removed His Verification Tick
The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, has reacted to the removal of his Twitter verification tick by the microblogging app.
Elumelu, who recently clocked 60 years of age took to his official handle to express worry over the development.
According to him, he woke up to see that his verification tick has disappeared, adding that it is “wahala”.
“Wahala” is a pidgin word, which means problem or trouble.
Tony Elumelu wrote, “Woke up to see that my verification tick has disappeared. Wahala!”
Woke up to see that my verification tick has disappeared.
— Tony O. Elumelu, CFR (@TonyOElumelu) April 20, 2023
Twitter’s blue tick removal tsunami hit several politicians, celebrities, journalists, and captains of industries on Thursday.
A check on the handle Twitter of the UBA boss late Thursday shows that the blue tick has disappeared.
Twitter Owner Elon Musk, who has seen his $44 billion investment in the site shrivel, earlier pledged to get rid of what he described as a “lords & peasants system.”
Earlier dates set for the rollback of the ticks — predominately used by celebrities, journalists, and politicians — have slipped by without noticeable action.
But on Thursday high-profile accounts, as well as those of many reporters/journalists appeared to have had the checkmarks removed.
In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that in the light of alleged calls by some individuals for an Interim National Government, the Defence Headquarters on Thursday assured Nigerians of a peaceful transition of power by President Muhammadu Buhari to President-elect, Bola Tinubu on May 29th.
The Defence Headquarters also dismissed insinuations by the United States of America that the country was unsafe.