Feminists on Twitter are having a field day dragging the heck out of Fela Durotoye who featured in the 2019 Presidential debate on Saturday where he described his running mate, Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya as “beautiful and delectable” lady.
Durotoye who was asked a question on gender inclusivity at the debate, described his running mate, Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya as a “beautiful and delectable” lady, a comment that as been described by many as misogynistic.
Nigerian rapper, M.I Abaga was among the first set of people to draw attention to the comment, as he tweeted; ‘someone just called his running mate for the presidency of a country.. called his female running mate ‘beautiful and delectable‘ as the first words to describe her… Smh’.
Beautiful and delectable lady ke? Is Fela mentally present?
— T. Rankïn’ ? (@AfroVII) January 19, 2019
Imagine calling your Vice Presidential candidate a “beautiful and delectable” lady and the youths are mad. God who did we offend?
— lilfunji (@lilfunji) January 20, 2019
*On gender inclusivity*
Fela Durotoye: I’m also running with a woman. A BEAUTIFUL AND DELECTABLE running mate.
— Daria (@OdunEweniyi) January 19, 2019
Just watched Fela Durotoye call his female vice presidential candidate “beautiful and delectable” during a presidential debate.
These men can not help themselves ?????
— The Law (@AdakuUfere) January 19, 2019
So @feladurotoye just called his running mate ‘beautiful and delectable’;VERY INAPPROPRIATE. Obviously the only thing she has to offer is her beauty and sex appeal and right on the subject of the marginalization of the girl-child/ women in the country. #Presidentialdebate2019
— Tolu Sotomi (@ToluSotomi) January 20, 2019
So d moderator asked a question on gender inclusivity and Fela Durotoye decided to tell us his running mate is “beautiful and delectable.” The irony.
A televised Presidential debate and those were his first words? Did d man think he was introducing some edible flower on the menu?
— Amarachi Nickabugu (@a_nickabugu) January 19, 2019
So out of all the serious issues discussed yesterday that will determine our future and our children’s future all someone of you could pick was Fela calling his VP beautiful and delectable?
Now I… https://t.co/WSnWJFAZK5
— praise fowowe (@praisefowowe) January 20, 2019