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Abubakar warns followers against campaign hashtag

17 September 2014, 14:17

Abuja - Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has warned his followers on social media to desist from posting on the so-called #bringbackAtiku and other variations of the “bring back” hashtag.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) politician said such campaigns were inconsiderate.

“I have seen a few followers on social media posting #bringbackAtiku and other variations of the “bring back” hashtag. This is very insensitive and wrong. Please stop this hashtag immediately,” Abubakar said on Tuesday.

Also read: Atiku declares Presidential ambition

His dissuasion comes days after President Goodluck Jonathan recently directed that the #Bring Back Jonathan 2015 signs and banners around Abuja, which he and many Nigerians find “offensive and repugnant”, be brought down.

The “bring back” hashtag is built on a campaign to rescue the more than 200 schoolgirls that the Boko Haram terror group abducted earlier this year.

Their whereabouts remain a mystery.

– CAJ News


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