Oct 3, 2022

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Blasphemy: Why I Deleted Tweet Condemning Deborah Samuel’s Killing, Atiku Reveals – Legit.ng

  • Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said he deleted the tweet condemning the alleged blasphemy killing of Deborah Samuel because it was not approved
  • < li>Atiku, a PDP presidential hopeful, said that any post on his official social media pages must get his approval before publication

  • The Adamawa-born Opposition politician added that he is never afraid to take a stand on critical issues

Benin, Edo State – Nigeria Former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku, says any post on his official social media handles must obtain his approval before publication.

Atiku explained this while explaining the circumstances that led to the deletion of a tweet condemning the murder of Deborah Samuel, who was accused of blasphemy urde in Sokoto State on his official Twitter handle @atiku.

In the tweet, Atiku had said that there could be no justification for Deborah’s murder and requested that the Those responsible for her death will be held accountable.

The post was soon removed, prompting a slew of backlash on social media, many claim. The tweet was deleted for unfavorable reasons to avoid political consequences, particularly from the northern region.

However, the former vice president said the tweet was deleted because he did not receive approval, noting that he not afraid to take a stand on any issue, leadership reported.

Atiku, a presidential candidate from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). , explained the reason why the post was deleted when he paid an advisory visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo at Government House, Benin.

He said:

< blockquote>“Every tweet needs my explicit approval, but not this one, so I asked them to delete it.

“I took a position on Sharia law and was verbally abused, stones thrown at, but how long did it take? Nevertheless, I have not changed my position on this. I’m not afraid to take a stand on critical issues,” he said.

Deborah Samuel: Sultan of Sokoto Responds to Student Killing and Burning, Makes Strong Demand

Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto has condemned the gruesome murder and burning of 200 students at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State.

Sultan Sa ‘ad Abubakar III came just hours after the incident that caused media outrage and happened to the community.

Abubakar also urged residents of Sokoto State to to remain calm while they pressed security forces to track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.