Ex-Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has come under heavy criticisms from the Human Right Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA as well as many Nigerians for deleting social media posts which condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel by some Islamic extremists in her school in Sokoto State.
It was gathered that after the politician posting a condemnation of the killing went back to delete it immediately after he was threatened by some Muslim fanatics that they would not vote for him.
Reacting to the development, , HURIWA said Atiku has a terrible record of not intervening when Christians are killed by his kinsmen, lamenting that he now hopes to win the votes of Christians as he seeks the ticket of the opposition PDP to become their Presidential candidate this month.
In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA stated that the former Vice President is someone who lacks principles, stressing that he is perpetually afraid of Islamic fundamentalists.
The statement read, “Atiku Abubakar denied ever condemning the killing of the young Christian girl, Deborah in Sokoto because Islamists threatened him on his Facebook and Twitter not to cast their VOTES for him.
“Let us ask Atiku Abubakar, if your daughter is at this receiving end of this barbaric murder, will you prefer the so-called votes of the lawless Islamists or will you stand by the Nigerian Constitution which in Section 36(5) guarantees fair hearing to all accused persons and Section 6 which concedes judicial power of the federation to the courts of competent jurisdiction?