A Nigerian university has taken a gaffe by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to its examination questions as it asked students about his ‘bala blu bulaba’ comment.
Recall that in November 2023, Tinubu, at an engagement in Imo, slurrily said “a town hall, different from “balablu-blu-blu-bulaba.”
The misspeak from the aspiring Nigerian leader became a ready instrument of humour among young Nigerians online who oppose Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
The Nasarawa State University, Keffi centre for continuing studies, department of Mass Communication set the question in their exams as they asked students to relate it to their course material.
“‘Using the social media trending sarcastic statement: A Townhall, Different from Bala-Blu Blu-Blu Bula-Ba’,justify social judgement theory,” question 1 of the second semester examination for sophomore Mass Communication students of the Nasarawa State-owned university, read.
Per encyclopedia.com, the social judgement theory explains how attitudes are cognitively represented, the psychological processes involved in assessing persuasive communications, and the conditions under which communicated attitudes are either accepted or rejected.
The flag bearer of the ruling APC continues to evoke public concerns about his mental fitness to govern Africa’s most populous nation, ahead of next month’s poll where he will square of against co-septuagenarian, Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party; Peter Obi of Labour Party and 15 other candidates.
His critics relentlessly hoist totems of his many incoherent and slurry statements as evidence of his unsuitability for Nigeria’s top job.
Tinubu, however, has repeatedly dismissed criticisms about his frail health, saying being Nigerian president is not grave digging that requires his physical strength.
See the examination question below: