The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign organization has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to re-post the tweet he ordered be deleted which condemned the gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu.
Newsonline reports that the spokesman for Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo said Atiku’s statement that he ordered the deleting of the tweet that condemned the killing of Deborah because it was not authorized by him showed he is a cunny person.
Keyamo added that for Atiku to say that he condemned the murder of Deborah in subsequent tweets without showing proof raised a big question.
Tinubu campaign organization further challenged the former vice president to restore the earlier deleted tweet or tweet another condemnation on his handle to show he condemned the killing.
Keyamo said Atiku’s responses should be likened to a 419 response, stating, “this is the most cunning reply from a cunning politician: ‘I deleted the tweet because I did not authorize it, but I subsequently condemned the murder’. A simple google search does not show any subsequent CLEAR condemnation. And then the BIG QUESTION: Why not restore the tweet?”
The Minister of state for Labour and Employment challenge to Atiku follows Atiku’s response to a question asked him by a Nigeria, on Sunday, while he spoke at Channels TV town hall meeting, on why he deleted the tweet made on his Twitter handle that condemned the killing of Deborah.
Responding to the question, the former vice president under ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo said, “I asked the tweet to be deleted because I normally approve every tweet. So, since I didn’t approve it, I said, delete it. If you read my subsequent statements on that murder, I condemned it.”
Atiku added, “there is nowhere it is said or it is an injunction in the Islamic faith that you can go and take somebody’s life, nowhere, it has to be through due process.”
Deborah Yakubu, now late, was a 200-level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, Nigeria.
Debora was lynched by Muslim religious fanatics in Sokoto in May 2022 for alleged blasphemy post on Whatsapp group. Months after her gruesome murder by Muslim mobs in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria, like so many other Christians who have been lynched by Muslim mobs, the federal government and Sokoto State government are yet to bring the perpetrators to face the law.