Following Donald Trumps administration opposing Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the consensus candidate for the post of director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Nigerians have taken to social media to express anger .
Reacting, some Nigerians likened the US opposition to that encountered by African Development Bank chief, Akinwumi Adesina, who also faced intense hostility from Washington before his re-election.
See reactions below:
“If God be for you @NOIweala, no man, not even @realDonaldTrump, can be against you.”– @Dbest101 wrote
Dele Momodu, said on a TV programme this morning, “It is very unfortunate. I don’t know why the US is always opposing Nigeria’s candidates but I believe the other countries will stand up against the bullying of America.
Hephzibah Suobo wrote, “Is the WTO a property of one country or all its members? She already had the majority of the votes out of 164 states. She can’t be stopped.”
Akin Akinsehinwa stated, “The US should just let Nigeria be. The US made frantic efforts to block the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adeshina but God put it to shame. The same God is still on His throne. So the US should expect another round of disgrace.”