So, there I was yesterday, checking my Yahoo! e-mail account when I saw a notification from Twitter that a new person was now following me. Usually, I just delete such mails, but this time, the name caught my attention: Turai Yar’Adua. Yes, I mean Turai, our
President’s former President’s wife.
Off I went to check her profile out. It’s not everyday that a
First Lady former First Lady follows me on Twitter. Decked out in her outfit and traditional red scarf, she sat in her profile picture, staring me down, daring me to follow her back on Twitter. I didn’t. I’ve heard and read too many not-so-flattering stories about her.
She had only one tweet. It’s unfortunate that I didn’t copy and paste it for my keeps, but to paraphrase it, she thanked us for our prayers (if only she knew what I actually prayed for), and then, she said they are back (they, who??). I thought to myself, I’ve got to blog about this!
Confidently, I returned to my list of Twitter followers. She was gone! Turai Yar’Adua was gone. What did I ever do to make her stop following me? This has to be the shortest Twitter relationship I have ever had. So, I went back to my Yahoo! e-mail, and from there, I clicked on her name. This is what I found:
Strange activity?? These Yar’Aduas! Like husband, like wife. Even on Twitter, they vanish. By my calculation, I shouldn’t expect her return to Twitter till another 92 days. That’s not so bad. She’s only the
First Lady former First Lady.
But, of course, I’m sure there’s a totally logical, rational explanation for this. I have come to the conclusion that one of the following must have happened:
A. Turai Yar’Adua is on life support
B. Turia Yar’Adua’s Twitter account is on life support
C. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’
P.S. If you’re planning on telling me how it was not actually Turai herself who opened the Twitter account, but rather an admirer with too much time on his/her hands, my response would be, “Talk to the hands!”