Ayo Makun, a Nigerian stand-up comedian better known as AY, has aimed a thinly-veiled dig at Nigeria’s electoral system by comparing it with the ongoing US elections.


The US polls commenced on Tuesday with Donald Trump, incumbent president, seeking re-election against Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate.

On Wednesday, AY, who claimed to have been following the election, took to his social media page to weigh in on the conduct of the polls so far.

The entertainer commended the US electoral system, noting that unlike Nigeria, there have not been cases of hoodlums — better known as ‘area boys’ — shooting and snatching ballot boxes.


“I have been following the US elections since last night, yet to hear that area boys came shooting and moved Ballot boxes oh. I just love Nigeria my country. Lol,” he wrote on Twitter.

Some Nigerians who didn’t find the tweet funny took to the comment section to pour out their annoyance at the comedian.


AY’s tweet comes amid allegations by Trump that the election has so far been riddled by irregularities while vowing to stop vote counting.

“We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list. It’s a very sad moment,” he had said on Wednesday.

“This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election.”

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