Last week, we told you which politicians we would like to see join Twitter. This week, we focus on politicians who have not only joined Twitter, but also tweet actively.

Reuben Abati (@abati1990)

The government basher turned government apologetic is a Twitter favourite, like him or not. When he’s not tweeting to defend President Jonathan or himself, he’s autobot tweeting presidential escapades.

Followers: 105k

Joined: 4th June, 2012

First Tweet: Same day

“Tweetlight”: Too many. He makes news like every other week


Nasir El-Rufai (elrufai)

Former FCT Minister, Deputy National Secretary of the opposition party (APC) and publicly sworn enemy of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Nasir El-Rufai is one politician who appears to tweet a lot, and almost always anti-Jonathan. Well… a whole lot of his tweets are actually auto shares to really long Facebook posts. But he does seem to tweet by himself once in a while. He tends to use “LWKMD” a lot.

Followers: 297k

Joined: 26th February 2009

First Tweet: Same day

Tweetlight: This tweet


Femi Fani-Kayode (realFFK)

As far as politics on Twitter goes, FFK is the undisputed hotbed of controversy. He never shies away from sharing  his honest political views on Twitter, even when it’s at the risk of being called a bigot.

Followers: 55.9k

Joined: 2nd June, 2012

First Tweet: Same day

Tweetlight: It’s between his return to PDP (got him a lot of flak) and his short but “epic” tweetfight vs Reuben Abati

Atiku Abubakar (@atiku)

Atiku Abubakar served as VP under the President Obasanjo regime. I like to think of him as the poster boy for Nigerian politicians on Twitter. If any politician got his social media campaign right, it’s Atiku. He even got verified. While we suspect that Atiku doesn’t personally handle most of his tweeting, we can’t help notice the occasional personal feel to his Twitter presence.

Followers: 119k

Joined: 12th August 2010

First Tweet: 11th September, 2010

Tweetlight: Tweet fight vs Kayode Ogundamisi 

Read: 10 Fun Things You Didn’t Know About Atiku Abubakar 


Obiageli Ezekwesili (obyezeks)

“Oby Ezeks”, the Havard University graduate, served as a Federal Minister twice under President Obasanjo’s regime. She is also a former VP of the World Bank Africa division. She’s been relatively very active on Twitter, more recently notable as one of the champions of the online campaign for the missing Chibok girls.

Followers: 128k

Joined: 21st April, 2009

First Tweet: 4th June, 2010

Tweetlight: Practically spearheaded the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign.

Read: #BringBackOurGirls: How Twitter Is Leading The Cause For The Missing Girls

Muyiwa Matuluko Author

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