Mr Macaroni, the Nigerian comedian, has berated Atiku Abubakar, the presidential hopeful, for deleting his social media posts condemning the killing of a female student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto.

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The student, identified as Deborah Yakubu, was said to have been attacked by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

A post had been put out on Atiku’s social media handles condemning the murder.

“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,” the post read.

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In the wake of the mixed reactions, the post was taken down.

In a subsequent statement clarifying the post, Atiku said he did not authorise it.

He added that any post that does not have his initials “A.A” is not from him.

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“This evening I received information that a post was made that doesn’t agree with my orders. I use this to announce that any post without AA is not from me. May God protect. – AA,” the presidential hopeful said.

In response, many public figures have taken to social media to share their thoughts on Atiku’s action.

Macaroni argued that Atiku’s move reflects how “politicians don’t care” about the people.

“Atiku deleting the tweet condemning the gruesome murder of Deborah shows what we have been preaching this whole election season,” he tweeted.

“Politicians don’t care for the people. They only play to the gallery when seeking for our votes. The people must see beyond these gimmicks.”

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