Deborah Samuel: I am not afraid to speak, Atiku blasts

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku, has rubbished claims he was afraid to speak on some critical issues after he deleted his earlier tweet which condemned the killing of Deborah Yakubu by a mob in Sokoto over alleged blasphemy.

Attacks on the former vice president on social media have been virulent over his decision to delete the post with many netizens accusing him of choosing votes over human life.

Atiku, one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants, during his a consultative visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State at the Government House in Benin insisted that he had always stood for justice and not afraid to make position known on critical issues..

He recalled how he stood against the in troduction of Sharia law and the backlash he suffered as a result of his position.

According to Atiku, “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,“ NAN quoted him as saying.

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