Atiku Explains Why he deleted tweet condemning the murder of Deborah Samuel
Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential hopeful, has explained why he deleted a tweet condemning the killing of Deborah Samuel.
Deborah was lynched in Sokoto State on Thursday over alleged blasphemy.
Atiku's Twitter page condemned the attack, calling for an arrest of the culprits.
However, the tweet was deleted a few minutes later after angry Muslim youths trolled his page with insults.
In Benin city, the Presidential aspirant said that during a visit to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, he was not scared of speaking on critical issues.
Atiku said any post on his official social media handles must be published with his approval.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Atiku said, "Every tweet has to get my expressed approval, but this one didn't, so I asked them to take it down.
"I took a stand about Sharia law and was abused, thrown stones at, but how long did it last? Despite that, I didn't change my position on that. I am not afraid to take a stand on critical issues."
However, the PDP aspirant did not replace the tweet condemning the killing of Deborah by adding AA to the post.
Atiku is at a cross path. He offends the Christian South as he fails to condemn the gruesome murder of the Christian girl and stands to offend the Muslim dominated North if he does.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.