African leaders who attended Queen Elizabeth II funeral were made to board a single bus.
African heads of state including Kenya’s president William Ruto and Tanzania’s president Samia Suluhu were all seen on the bus.
However, the mode of transportation the leaders were made to use to attend the funeral which was held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, generated alot of reactions on Twitter.
This is especially as the president of the United States, Joe Biden was allowed to attend the same event in his personal motorcade.
While others considered the treatment the African leaders and others were given as discriminatory, others played down the incident.
A man was happy that African leaders finally got the treatment they usually subject their country men to.
According to the UK’s Express news portal, the White House demanded that Biden travels via a six-car motorcade for “security reasons”. Their request was granted by UK officials hence the development.
According to Africa News, the notice further claimed that the rest of the guests were transported in buses to “ease traffic congestion.”
However, according to reports, Biden was not the only one excluded from the VIP bus ride. Others included the royal families from European countries.
Also, on the list were leaders of G7 countries, like France’s Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Emperor Naruhito, and Canada’s Justin Trudeau among others. This is also for “security reasons.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was also in attendance to represent President Muhammadu Buhari.