Deji Adeyanju, a human rights activist and Convener of Concerned Nigerians, has condemned presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar for deleting a tweet denouncing the killing of a Christian girl, Deborah.
Deborah, a student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, was beaten and murdered for allegedly making blasphemous remarks.
Atiku after condemning the act took to Twitter and wrote, “There cannot be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered and all those behind her death must be brought to justice. My condolences to her family and friends.”
However, some northern Muslims responded to the post by vowing not to vote for Atiku in the general elections in 2023.
As a consequence, Atiku Abubakar deleted the tweet from his account.
Following the deletion of the remark, the presidential candidate went to his verified Hausa Facebook profile to dissociate himself from the statement.
“This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without A. A. is not from me. May God protects us,” Atiku wrote in the Hausa language.
Reacting, Adeyanju called out both Atiku and Vice President Osinbajo, saying the pastor has not even uttered a word.
“At least Atiku even tweeted and later deleted after fanatics threatened him, what of VP Osinbajo – a so called Pastor?” Adeyanju tweeted.
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