Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has come under serious backlash after a tweet from him, condemning President Muhammadu Buhari for undertaking the medical bills of a blind corps member.
Atiku, who in one tweet hailed the president for undertaking the corps member’s medical bills, also fired shots at the president for not investing the money used to fund medical tourism on the healthcare sector.
Atiku, in his tweet wrote:
I commend @NGRPresident @MBuhari for paying medical bills of a blind corps member 5 months to the 2019 election, but I remind him that if he had invested the public funds he spends on his London medicals on public healthcare, he wouldn’t need to do this.https://t.co/eKmy0KoERm
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) August 23, 2018
The tweet immediately sparked annoyance amongst many Nigerians as they threw all sorts of jabs at the presidential aspirant.
They asked what he was able to achieve in his 8 years as Nigeria’s vice president. Some even teased him for hailing and wailing in just one tweet.
See 7 epic replies below
This guy has turned everything to politics, he is slowly descending to @GovAyoFayose's level of pettiness
— Alabi I. Ayodeji (@damola_ade77) August 23, 2018
If the govt you served for 8 years and your party being in power for 16 years had invested in our public health system, the blind corper would not need Buhari's help to settle his bill and Buhari may not have the need to travel to UK. This pettiness will not fetch you presidency
— Abubakar Sidiq Usman (@MrAbuSidiq) August 23, 2018
Unfortunately, your party in which you were VP for eight years could not initiate it, Buhari would have completed it. Instead, you guys were building private universities while in power using State resources and the universities were even outside the reach of people you govern
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) August 23, 2018
It’s a pity that we have people like you full of hypocrisy as our leader, what have you done in your 8 years as VP, Can you just name any of your achievement as VP sir? Even your boss confirmed how corrupt you’re, one day all of you will pay for how that country deteriorated.
— Ajibola Williams (@AjibolaWilliams) August 23, 2018
I thought you are competing with him, do your own na, go and pay medical bills of all the patients in LUTH please, we are looking for highest bidder o. Do quick
— Emmanuel Iworah (@Iworahe) August 23, 2018
I don't get this man n his desperation. The NYSC CLO was the one that asked for help n the president offered to. Public healthcare is not free even if it's there. U spent 8 yrs n couldn't build same but want it built in 3 yrs.
— abdulkadir abbas (@abd23k) August 23, 2018