Atiku Media Office kicks against inciteful false statement

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – The media office of former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar has reacted to a false statement which it says is intended to pitch the former vice president against Prince Uche Secondus, the national chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), PDP national executive committee (NEC), PDP governors and stakeholders of PDP.

This reaction was expressed in response to a tweet by Mr. Abubakar Sidiq Usman, a Nigerian blogger tweeting with the handle @MrAbuSidiq.

Sidiq’s tweet on Monday, December 18, 2017, read:

Atiku’s desperation may harm our chance of winning 2019 election. – Gov. Wike

Copied as seen.

@MrAbuSidiq attributed the tweet to a source on Facebook, whereas the source did not include any link in the original post that can be used to attribute the statement to Governor Wike.

Atiku Media Office, tweeting with the handle @AtikuOrg, said in a series of tweets that:

‘It has come to the notice of the Atiku Media Office that there is a statement purportedly attributed to His Excellency @atiku Abubakar currently making the rounds on social media.

We wish to state for the records that the purported statement aimed at pitching the Waziri Adamawa against the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, PDP NEC, PDP Governors and stakeholders of the PDP party is contrived and baseless.

For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar enjoys excellent relationship with Prince Uche Secondus, the Party’s NEC and all serving PDP Governors and stakeholders of the party.’

When confronted on Twitter by the media office of the former vice president for distributing false statements, Sidiq responded in a tweet saying:

‘… Again leave it to Wike to deny. The statement was attributed to Wike, not Atiku.’

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