Daily Trust Cartoonist, Mustapha Bulama has reacted to the condemnation his artwork on Hanan Buhari’s wedding received from the presidency.
The cartoonist had shared a cartoon photo in which Aisha Buhari was seen flaunting pictures of Hanan’s wedding invitation while Nigerians struggled to escape drowning. The cartoon came with the caption “At least you can enjoy the pictures.
Reacting to the cartoon, Aisha Buhari’s spokesperson Aliyu Abdullahi said the cartoonist did not put Mrs Buhari in the right perspective with his drawing adding that her daughter’s wedding has nothing to do with the present hardship Nigerians are facing
In an interview with BBC, Bulama stated that he meant no harm. He expressed surprise with the reaction the cartoon got and also appealed to those in power to help the poor masses.
“I mean no harm for the marriage of Hanan Buhari. I was only doing my work. In the cartoon, l was just trying to show the experience of Nigerians currently.
“This is the first time I will get reaction from such high place to my work. It shows that those in power actually see and listen to us. I hope we continue to inspire them to make life easier for the people”, he said