BREAKING: Atiku Knocks Tinubu Over Arrest of Blogger

BREAKING: Atiku Knocks Tinubu Over Arrest of Blogger

  • Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential flagbearer in the 2023 election, has called out President Bola Tinubu to allow his words to complement the actions of security agencies
  • The former vice president alleged that the security agencies kidnapped a blogger, Precious Eze, at his residence in Lagos, which was contrary to the president's promise of freedom of speech and opinion
  • Atiku faulted the alleged arrest of the blogger and called on security agencies to immediately tell his family and Nigerians at large to know why he was arrested journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in the 2023 presidential candidate, has knocked President Bola Tinubu for making comments contrary to his actions.

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The former vice president, in a tweet on Tuesday, December 19, said the President's comment to uphold freedom of speech and respect public opinion was contrary to the recent arrest of Precious Eze.

Atiku Abubakar/Bola Tinubu/Police/Presidency/PDP
Atiku calls out President Tinubu to march his words with actions Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar
Source: Twitter

Atiku alleged that Eze was abducted at his residence in Lagos, and the security agencies kept mute until Nigerians started talking and asking questions about his whereabouts.

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What Atiku said about bloggers reportedly arrested

The PDP chieftain said:

"There was no word to explain his whereabouts and why he was being detained until Nigerians started to raise an alert about Precious's plight. Notwithstanding what the young man may have done, the agencies of the state must let his family, friends, and indeed Nigerians know about his whereabouts.
"This aligns with the spirit of democracy, freedom of speech and respect for journalists to do their jobs of holding government to account without jackboot intimidation."

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Group calls for release of Precious Eze

Some unknown persons reportedly abducted the blogger and multimedia journalist. He was said to be hypertensive and under blood pressure medication.

A human rights group, Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC), has also demanded his release from state agencies' actions police custody, adding that the security agency has yet to make his offence known to the public.

See Atiku's tweet here:

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