Former Vice President and 2023 presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has again defended himself over the controversial act of deleting a tweet in which he condemned the killing of a Sokoto College of Education student, Deborah Samuel.
Speaking on Friday in Edo State, Atiku said his action which has attracted widespread criticism from Nigerians didn’t come from a position of fear but because the initial statement about the lady’s murder didn’t receive his permission before it was posted.
The PDP chieftain maintained that he is not afraid of taking a stand on critical issues but such posts need to get his express approval before being shared to members of the public.
Naija News reports Atiku made the clarification while speaking when he was hosted by Governor Godwin Obaseki during a consultative visit as part of efforts to secure the support of delegates from the state in emerging as the PDP flagbearer.
According to him, “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.“
This article was originally published on Nigeria News
Apply For Central Queensland University Australia HeART Of The Basin Scholarship 2022/2023
Apply For Central Queensland University Australia HeART Of The Basin Scholarship 2022/2023 Scholarship Description: The CQUniversity is offering 2022 HeART...
Apply For University Of Melbourne Australia Faculty Of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award 2022/2023
Apply For University Of Melbourne Australia Faculty Of Science Postgraduate Writing-Up Award 2022/2023 Scholarship Description: The University of Melbourne is...
Apply For Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship For Undergraduate Studies 2023
Apply For Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship For Undergraduate Studies 2023 Scholarship Description: The Monbukagakusho: MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture,...
Yul Edochie’s First Wife, May Releases Breath Taking Photo After Husband’s Second Wife Saga
May Edochie, Wife of Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has released new breathtaking photo, weeks after her husband announced his second...
CharlyBoy leads protest against killing of Deborah Samuel (photos)
Popular Nigerian singer and activist, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy today May 23, led a protest against the gruesome killing...
British politician Imran Ahmad Khan is jailed for 18 months for historical sex assault on teenage boy
British politician Imran Ahmad Khan has been jailed for 18 months following his conviction for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. The...
“No man wants to be with you because you’re bitter” Bobrisky writes as he and Tonto Dikeh resume their beef
Former best friends Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh are calling each other out on Instagram. Bobrisky threw the first punch and Tonto...
EFCC arrests 22 suspected internet fraudsters in Asaba
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Command have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects were...
Grandson stabbed granddad to death after finding out he was accused of sex abuse
David Oliver, 74, was accused of historic sex abuse against girls, a court heard (Picture: Central News/Web) A 25-year-old man...
Dave Filoni Recalls Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano Screen Test
Dave Filoni, executive producer, director, writer, and Star Wars mastermind of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, recalls Rosario Dawson’s screen test as Ahsoka Tano. Filoni helped...
‘I Spent N30m, The Producers Could Not Pay Me’ – Caroline Danjuma Speaks On Appearance In Reality Show
Former actress, Caroline Danjuma has revealed that the producers of Real Housewife of Lagos, a reality TV show she features...
Marie-Laure ‘Kayane’ Norindr Interview: Daija Arcade Stick
The secret to becoming a professional player at any video game is practice, which is especially true of the fighting...
Queen arrives at Chelsea Flower Show after ‘last-minute decision’ over health
Doubts over the Queen’s ability to attend continued until the day of the show (Picture: James Whatling) The Queen has...
Monkeypox: Joe Biden says virus outbreak is not as concerning as Covid
President Joe Biden said on Monday that the monkeypox outbreak is not as concerning as Covid as the US has...
The Matrix 5: Would Neo & Trinity’s New Reboot Actually Work?
If The Matrix 5 ever happened, would Neo and Trinity’s rebooted simulation actually work, or was The Matrix Resurrections slightly too optimistic? Keanu...
- Jobs3 weeks ago
NPower Payment News Today (Friday May 6, 2022): Stipend, Nexit Training, Batch C Stream 2, Shortlist, Deployment, Batch A, B & C, NEXIT Latest News
- Jobs1 week ago
NPower Payment News Today (Monday May 16, 2022): Stipend, Nexit Training, Batch C Stream 2, Shortlist, Deployment, Batch A, B & C, NEXIT Latest News
- Foreign Affairs7 days ago
Two British glamour models rip each other’s hair out in night out scrap
- Jobs2 weeks ago
Npower Latest News On Payment For Today 10Th May 2022
- Jobs2 weeks ago
NPower Payment News Today (Monday May 9, 2022): Stipend, Nexit Training, Batch C Stream 2, Shortlist, Deployment, Batch A, B & C, NEXIT Latest News
- Latest Movies2 months ago
Temptation Island 2022: Meet Karyna Auletta, Therapist From California
- Technology1 year ago
Steps By Step Guide On How To Add Your Blog/Website On Phoenix News Browser For More Traffic
- Jobs2 weeks ago
Npower Latest News On Payment Today Wednesday 11th May 2022