It appears not even Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson can resist having a little fun on April Fools Day – even if it does mess with the heads of the electorate.
In a tweet sent just after 4 am on Sunday, April 1, Robertson, who announced early this year he would not be seeking a fourth term as the city’s mayor, appeared to change his mind, for those who momentarily forgot to check the calendar.
I will seek a fourth term as #Vancouver’s mayor due to the disastrous line up of declared candidates. Can’t let our incredible city be governed by nincompoops. #pleasedontmakemedothis#itstimeforourfirstwomanmayor#vanpoli
— Gregor Robertson (@MayorGregor) April 1, 2018
Response to Robertson’s tweet came fast and furious.
You really think you’re fit for the job, again? Please run against me, I have a ton of examples as to why you were one of the worst Mayors to ever govern.
— Brette A. Mullins (@BretteMullins) April 1, 2018
Please please dont. You have destroyed our city’s livibility. Under your direction the city has become a satellite Haven for wealthy corrupt people. The infrastructure is a disaster and the cost of living is one of the highest in the world
— dustin fluff (@DustinFluff) April 2, 2018
I expected more bike lane out of today’s tweet
— Indie Claws (@Skullcat) April 1, 2018
There were some messages of support for the idea, however.
— Grace Quan (@H2InMotion) April 1, 2018
— sherry (@sherry54787669) April 1, 2018
— John Shredder (@johnmshredder) April 1, 2018
And, of course, there were those who picked up on the joke right away.
Thank God it is April Fools Day.
— Steve W Oatway (@didlookyounger) April 1, 2018
Ha. You got me. 😂👏🏼
— Kim (@kirwin604) April 1, 2018
— Shannon M. Lambie (@shannonlambie) April 1, 2018
Damn, I got excited for a moment. I totally fogot what today was 🙁
— ZIMZIMY (@ZimZimY5000) April 1, 2018