By Emmanuel Adigwe
Mixed reactions have flowed after a twitter user on Monday tried to link the #EndSARS protests to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election.
The inference made by a twitter user, David Abdulrazak Atta was upon the claim that three top #EndSARS activists had links with the former vice-president prior to in the 2019 presidential election.
The trio alleged to have ties to Atiku were popular comedian, Mr Macaroni, upmarket lawyer, Ms. Modupe Odele, and social media influencer, Rinu.
No direct contact between the three and Atiku during the protests was made in the postings. Atta, however, said that there were connections between the three and Atiku in the period before 2019.
The social media linkages between the trio and Atiku was in the period between 2014 and 2019.
Atta posited that the #EndSARS protest was a political affair given that five out of the five demands of the protesters were met.
Mixed reactions followed the assertions as some twitter users sought to distance Atiku from the protests.
NEFERTITI@firstladyship wrote: “Buhari is using threats and intimidation to link Moe, (Modupe Odele), Mr. Macaroni, Rinu and #EndSARSprotesters to Atiku. I find that laughable, and baseless,” he submitted as he said that protesters as free citizens were free to go about their affairs as they deemed fit.
Hajee Jibril@JibrilAkhigbe2, however, disagreed faulting Atiku as he said: “At Atiku’s age he’s still instigating and sponsoring violence, something em and his Oga did for 8yrs in government. He should be 75th by next year and Atiku is still spreading huge money and used tricky word like ‘FANTABULOUS’ to lue youth sympathy. Waziri no shame rara o.”
nightmares@naiightt wrote: “APC people have turned everything to politics. God must take me out of this country.”
Lee@Lee15336389 wrote: “Which for fact we don’t know if it’s true and u people just spreading false rumors….. You guys have given opportunity for those in power to shut the youth mouth… Well we should all get ready for the worst.. more police brutality.. more everything.”
Others, however, thought Atiku should have had a hand in the protest.
Ogbaji Seaman@OgbajiSeaman wrote: “We know Atiku is one of those behind the carnage…time will expose that thief of international repute.”
ayo@HolyGhostJoy wrote: “Will this answer the question why NPA was set on fire? What’s the motive? More investigation is needed to unravel this mystery.”
‘mola@ademola_dada wrote: “You know, I kept wondering why was NPA burnt down?! The answer is obvious! Pls always keep guard, this must never happen again, pls!!”
Toobi Ade@ToobiAde wrote: “No wonder Atiku’s son came to tell us about the upcoming revolution during #EndSARS protest.”
SimplyZeus@ZeusCharismatic wrote: “So this thing na another Dubai strategy?”
Yusuf Muhammad@Youzef_cool wrote: “People that know Atiku very well, especially from his hometown know what Atiku can do.”