Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has been told to stop condemning and rejecting perceived maladministration of President Muhammadu Buhari online.
Nigerians on social media, particularly Twitter, on Thursday made the request in reaction to the rejection of electricity tariff by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election.
Popularly known as Atiku, Mr Abubakar said the recent hike in electricity tariff was ill-advised and ill-timed. But Nigerians on the micro-blogging site called on him to lead a protest if he is dissatisfied with the increase.
A similar hike in price of petroleum products in 2012 forced opposition parties including Mr Buhari into the streets nationwide demanding reversal.
Below are few response to the tweet of the former vice president.
Dear H. E. @atiku, come out and lead Nigerians in a nationwide protest!
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) September 3, 2020
Lead a street protest, Mr Atiku.
— FS Yusuf, AMIIM (#TPACT) (@FS_Yusuf_) September 3, 2020
We need you on the street to lead the protest,leave this Twitter street and come on the real street mr President!
— ($IRB) (@BobbyBa31022438) September 3, 2020
Enough of the press release from you and the PDP. We have read enough. Lead a nation wide protest, and see the rest of Nigeria hit the street. This is the time for action
— Okoro (@OdogwuDab) September 3, 2020
Lead protest, Sai Baba did a protest against GEJ and today he is in Aso rock so lead another protest so u will enter Aso rock in 2023…not here on twitter biko
— Chuks Ikem (@chuksdickson) September 3, 2020
Buhari has done the same you are saying, but later change, don't trust man in Power he will not hear your words
— Auwal Abubakar Kademi (@auwal_kademi) September 3, 2020
Dear H. E. @atiku, you can only do your best by leading a nationwide protest not by tweets. Come out and lead Nigerians in a nationwide protest sir!
— E B I T U™ (@EbituPromise) September 3, 2020
Oga your mates entered street in Occupy9ja, do the same. Leave the comfort of your home biko.
Even if at the end of the day the protest is successful, we still no want u as president.
We have better and younger candidates.
— Brown #24 (@UnkleBrown) September 3, 2020
True. APC and Buhari were out to protest in 2014 and were tear gassed. I want to see how Atiku will react to being tear gas 😋😋😋
— Okunola Akeju. MD (@MooAkee) September 3, 2020
Dear @atiku, this is Buhari & APC leadership when d fuel pump price was increased during GEJ administration. They didn't reject d increase on Twitter neither did they hold press conference. It was done with a street protest. U & @OfficialPDPNig leaders shld take d lead. Thanks pic.twitter.com/2shaHbTnDR
— Osemawe of Food Chemometrics (@BTOlawoye) September 3, 2020
Enough of all these audio rejections!. Anyone that is not ready to hit the streets should spare us the long grammar
— Technokrat (@maestro_chimex) September 3, 2020
Twitter talk will do nothing..
Lead a protest like you did in 2015. Where is PDP? The so called opposition
— ResearcHub (@ItsVickojb116) September 3, 2020
Be on the streets Baba. Lead let others follow you! Presidency ascension is not beans.
No one shot at Buhari when he did same, no one will shoot at you. You cannot be doing same thing over and expect a diff result
— Seyi Thomas (@seyitomas1) September 3, 2020