LAGOS, Nigeria – Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku has challenged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the whereabouts of Blogger, Precious Eze who was abducted from her house in Gbagada by security forces…..CONTINUE READING
Atiku who made the challenge said he is surprised that the journalist was abducted even when President Bola Tinubu vowed to guarantee press freedom.
He described the words of President Tinubu as hollow adding that they do not match with the actions of State agencies.
He challenged the President to tell Nigerians and indeed his family his whereabouts and the offence Precious Eze committed.
“Only yesterday, this administration assured that it will always uphold press freedom and respect public opinions.
“But those words are hollow and do not match with the actions of state agencies.
“Just last week, Precious Eze was abducted by security agents in his Gbagada home in Lagos. There was no word to explain his whereabouts and why he was being detained until Nigerians started to raise an alert about the plight of Precious.
” Notwithstanding what the young man may have done, the agencies of the state must let his family, friends, and indeed Nigerians know about his whereabouts.
” This aligns with the spirit of democracy, freedom of speech and respect for journalists to do their jobs of holding government to account without jackboot intimidation”, he said. -AA….CONTINUE READING