According to Atiku who spoke via his Twitter handle, he said freedom of speech as enshrined in Nigeria’s constitution is the substructure of democracy.
He went on to describe his arrest as ”kidnapping in the guise of an arrest.
See his tweet below:
Freedom of speech is not only constitutionally guaranteed, it is the substructure of our democracy. These kidnappings in the guise of arrests stands condemned. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) August 3, 2019