President Goodluck Jonathan had his seventh Presidential Media Chat on May 4, 2014 at the State House. Hours later, social media has gone bunkers recalling some of the statements from Nigeria’s number one citizen during the media chat.
One peculiar statement was his explanation of the ‘missing’ $20bn oil money. GEJ explained that it was ‘a phenomenon’ for any Nigerian government in power to record a story of missing funds. He further explained that if such amount of money is missing, ‘America would know about it’.
‘If Sanusi hadn’t been suspended he would have come up with a different figure… If anyone steals $50 billion or $20 billion anywhere America will know, they will tell you where it is; it is their money‘, GEJ told the world.
His ‘America Will Know‘ statement has become a hot topic on social media in the past few hours since the chat ended, with the hashtag #AmericaWillKnow becoming the centre of almost every discussion. It eventually became the number trending topic in Nigeria.
The jokes immediately sprung up with all sorts of memes following. Check out a few we’ve gathered so far from Twitter and Instagram.
- Somewhere in Aba, some sharp IBO boys have just finished printing 5000 pieces of #AmericaWillKnow T-shirt overnight
— Sammy Davis the 1st (@Davispeaks) May 5, 2014
If i dont do the dishes on time #AmericaWillKnow
— Tolu Brenielle Ajayi (@protolectron) May 5, 2014
If I 4got to pray to GOD dis morning b4 setting out 4 class #AmericaWillKnow
— Falayi Opeyemi (@FalayiOpeyemi) May 5, 2014
Please leave me alone, the good lord and #AmericaWillKnow l am in shock from the #PresidentialMediaChat
— Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola) May 4, 2014
When will @Ebuka get married? #AmericaWillKnow
— PrincessTosynBucknor (@TosynBucknor) May 4, 2014
Lmaoooo! RT @walegates: Should I play with myself tonight? No cos #Americawillknow
— ‘Offshore’ Rapper (@olaDEL) May 4, 2014
He said #AmericaWillKnow like America’s his girlfriend and goes through his phone every night.
— Bassey. (@Basseyworld) May 4, 2014
When will Femi Kuti win a grammy? #AmericaWillKnow
— Ayomide O. Tayo II (@AOT2) May 4, 2014
If you fart silently in church #AmericaWillKnow
— RF (@TexTheLaw) May 4, 2014
That look when your Mother Knows you are lying n keeps [email protected] @Nedunaija @obyezeks #AmericaWillKnow @Backarray pic.twitter.com/t5N5GEot8q
— Babatunde Bouazizi (@Bouazizi01) May 4, 2014