Recall that Naija News had reported that Atiku in his reaction to the arrest stated that the Economic Financial Crime Commission, arrested Abdullahi for supporting him in the just-concluded presidential election.
— #NigeriaDecides2019 (@NaijaNews) March 4, 2019
Atiku who took to his Twitter account reminded the government that it is meant to pursue peace and justice rather than persecute his family members and associates.
“My son in law and lawyer have been detained, one for 3 weeks and the other recently.”
“They are paying the price for supporting me. I urge those now persecuting them to remember that a government’s mandate is to pursue peace and justice for all, and not just those who support them,”
The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari in her reaction accused the former Vice-President of selling the idea that people should walk free when they commit a crime.
“It’s sad that you are selling the idea that when people commit crimes, they should be allowed to walk free, simply because they are related to you.”
“Nigeria has laws which go after and apprehend those who break them. Nigerians must be thankful that you can’t take us back to impunity.”
Its sad that you are selling the idea that when people commit crimes, they should be allowed to walk free, simply because they are related to you
Nigeria has laws which go after and apprehend those who break them
Nigerians must be thankful that you can't take us back to impunity https://t.co/ZzjF3HqsM1
— Lauretta Onochie (@Laurestar) March 4, 2019