Atiku Do Not Fault Tinubu, Obi, Kwankwaso, Sowore, Wike, Or Obasanjo In Your Loss, Here Is Why

Feature Article Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Student Deborah Samuel
FEB 24, 2023 LISTEN
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Student Deborah Samuel

The Three Great Curses From The Watchful Spirit Of Deborah Samuel Yakubu, The Asaba Accord Betrayal By Okowa And The Apparently Lingering Anger Of Buhari

While I do not have any personal or official relationship with any running, Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar of the PDP in the 2023 election is now in a unique electoral position needing psychosocial analysis. I submit Sir, that your conscience might occasionally remind you of the name Deborah!

Alhaji Atiku it is a known reality that rightful anger is hard to hide. And you are about to feel and experience it.

It is generally known that Nigerian Southern Christians that make up half the country struggles with unresolved anger and wrath over your response to Deborah’s ordeal.

Deborah Samuel Yakubu, a second-year Christian higher education student, was killed by a mob of Muslim students in Sokoto, Nigeria on 12 May 2022.

Deborah in a social media video, as seen globally, was beaten, stoned and her body burned by Muslim students who accused her of making blasphemous comments against the Prophet Mohammed in an online classroom.

The vicious killing of Deborah raised a lot of uproar and condemnation, Atiku, who is of the same faith like the mob that killed Deborah, rightfully condemned the human rights cruelty. In a tweet posted on Atiku’s verified Twitter page after the murder of Deborah, reads: "There cannot be a justification for such gruesome murder. Deborah Yakubu was murdered and all those behind her death must be brought to justice. My condolences to her family and friends."

But to the shock of Nigerians and the world Atiku made a U-turn, after many Sokoto indigenes had threatened him that he will meet failure over his presidential ambition, saying he had lost millions of votes in the said state for condemning Deborah’s killing.

Atiku in the most inhumane way a few hours after the post deleted the tweet and took to Facebook to justify his actions. Saying he quickly deleted the tweet because he did not approve. Really?

Let’s assume that the post wasn’t approved by his person, as claimed, did it call for deletion? It should have been Atiku’s interest before Nigerian voters to stand by the condemnation. For the fact that the murdering of Deborah by the Islamic mob of students was widely condemnable, it should have been enough reason to allow the post to stay as much as it could. Atiku do not need to be a soothsayer or a psychologist to know that the statement made in the post was justifiable so even if he is saying he did not personally make the post he should have kept the message of condemnation, as that is right, and his reactions would have been praiseworthy. Yes, you again have condemned it in recent times, as you campaign, but as you know first impression matters and you failed there.

Atiku to most Christians all over the world especially southern Christians, you displayed religious bigotry, religious rigidity and cowardness.

I repeat, so what if you did not approve the post as you claimed, did it call for deletion? No!

Alhaji Atiku, remember as an educationalist it would delight you to know that Deborah of the Department of Early Childhood Education was a 200-Level student of Home Economics at Shehu Shagari College of Education in sokoto. In a developing place like Nigeria, she was really needed for our children.

Deborah died gruesomely and for the way you danced around this tragedy many southern Christians especially are likely to express the spirit of anger and see it as an assignment to see you as a religious and political foe, so they are likely to throw you out in this election and rob you of a presidential win.

In August of 2022, even the United States Department of State has honoured the slain Sokoto student, Deborah.

Atiku in addition to being in the political crossroad of all Christians globally and in Nigeria. Here is another political headache.

As you go into this presidential election, Delta State Governor your Vice-presidential candidate Ifeanyi Okowa, is now seen as the great southern betrayal. Also now seen as the cool Middle Belt turncoat. As you are aware, there is what is called the Asaba Declaration or Asaba accord.

Okowa played a crucial role in assembling southern governors for a meeting that took place in Asaba, the capital of Delta, at the meeting, the governors agreed that the next president must be a southerner. The almost 17 southern governors at their meeting in Asaba in May 2021 agreed that the next president should come from the south.

Okowa, the man who housed the southern governors, went behind their back, broke the agreement and resolution, and today he is your running mate, for this regional sin the people of the south mostly are determined to punish you.

I still recall during the Special National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, on Saturday, May 28, 2022, the fella manning the state where Deborah was murdered, Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto State, alarmed observers when he addressed delegates, had asked them to vote for him only to come back moments later to ask them to vote for Atiku. Tambuwal’s betrayal was felt all over the south, denying Southern Nigeria a unique opportunity to produce a viable candidate under a major political party. It is all about fairness and equity.

Atiku also faces a curse from president Muhammadu Buhari's apparent anger. Buhari who is reportedly known as an unforgiving man was declared under the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election. He was sued by Atiku, then presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate. Claiming that the Buhari winning was a sham and filled with irregularities, Buhari and the APC responded by saying Atiku who once served as a Vice President of Nigeria is a Cameroonian, not a Nigerian and should not have stood for the election.

No one knows if Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All-Progressives Congress, or the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi will win this thing, as each of them hopes for a blessing, but the curses as enumerated here threaten Atiku more.