The structure, a broom which is a symbol of the All Progressives Congress, has generated widespread reactions from Nigerians, with some questioning why a party symbol would be erected at such a monumental position as the city gate of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The APC publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Isa-Onilu in an exclusive chat with Channels Television says the giant broom was erected by Nigerians who support the Buhari-led administration.
In reaction to the PDP’s condemnation of the structure, the APC spokesman told the opposition party to erect its own symbol.
Nigerians had on Friday reacted to the erection of the broom monument which is claimed to be the largest in the world.
See some reactions below
Why are you people complaining because of this ordinary broom at City Gate?
From tomorrow, helicopters will be flying all over Abuja and dropping brooms on everyone’s roof.
We die here! pic.twitter.com/TGseuwJ94S
— Parodisent General Buhari (@TheMbuhari) February 8, 2019
WORLD LARGEST BROOM
Attention: @GWR This is the Largest Broom anybody or group has ever erecting anywhere in the world. This is work of some group of volunteers of @OfficialAPCNg . It deserves your recognition and honour
Location : Abuja
Date : 02/07/2019 pic.twitter.com/iAAIyCOwEc
— Ashola Ilie (@adex0057) February 8, 2019
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) February 8, 2019
World tallest building? Dubai
World largest seaport? China
World biggest airport? America
World tallest, largest and biggest broom Abuja Nigeria pic.twitter.com/DOOl7z0lqC
— Olubo (@MOAdanu) February 9, 2019
Just 1 week to the general elections, the failed @OfficialAPCNg led federal government has erected a statute of a broom at the city gate in Abuja. This is shameful and ridiculous. It’s now clear that he whom the gods wants to destroy, they first make mad. Vote @atiku pic.twitter.com/3hiVllrcWL
— ibu thomas
(@Hailfinger1) February 8, 2019