The Peoples Democratic Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has opened up on why the tweet condemning the killing of Sokoto student, Deborah Yakubu, was deleted from his official Twitter page.
Speaking on Friday during a visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Atiku noted that the tweet did not get his approval before it went on the bird app.
He said, “Every tweet has to get my approval. Unfortunately, this tweet – because I was travelling all over the country – did not have my approval. So, I said it should be taken down and that every tweet must have my express approval.”
ReligionNigeria reported that Atiku had distanced himself from a tweet condemning the lynching of the Christian 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto, for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad, after some Muslims threatened not to vote for him if he emerges as the Presidential candidate of the PDP.
“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,” Atiku’s initial tweet condemning the act read.
Distancing himself from the deleted tweet quoted above, Atiku, on his Hausa Facebook page wrote, “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 protect us.”