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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


Nigerians react as video of Atiku being helped to walk surfaces

Atiku Abubakar, 2023 Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, 2023 Presidential candidate

A video and photo is making rounds of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party being assisted to walk to the podium.

Bayo Onanuga, the director of media and publicity of the All Progressive Congress said this on his Twitter page, on January 16.
Sharing the picture, Onanuga wrote:

"Atiku Abubakar being gingerly helped to the podium in Kogi. When we said he should speak on his health, his attack dogs barked to the highest decibel."

This didn’t seat well with netizens as they had this to show

@abiri_olubunmi, asked the campaign council to respond to the recent comment by Pastor Tunde Bakare, a one-time presidential aspirant under the APC.

"I hope you can respond to this message by Pastor Bakare and campaign based on issues instead of attacking the health of a candidate, these old men are the real problem of Nigeria."

@EOlutimehin said:

"You haven't mustered d courage to tell your principal Tinubu to speak on his own health & other controversial issues surrounding him, but u are here calling Atiku; I thought charity begins from home? Pls remove d beam in your eyes first, so u can clearly see d specks in others"

Chioma Grattis Chima claimed that:

"There's no polling booth on social media, yet you had to sponsor a tweet. Make una dey play, e go soon clear everybody." Joe on his part said:

Adesina Haruna shared a picture as he shared his thoughts

He said: "Being helped down the steps."

Below are some comments from netizens;