90% of Northerners are not on social media – Atiku

Abubakar in a conversation with Arise TV on Friday claimed that 90% of northerners were not on social media.

He said the development would limit the chances of the Labor Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, winning the 2023 presidential election.

“So it is very difficult to expect a miracle to happen, just because Peter Obi is in the Labor Party. After all, they were saying through social media that they had over a million votes in Osun State.

“But how many votes did Labor get in Osun? And again, notice, you’re talking about social media. In the north, 90% of our people don’t listen to social media,” he said.

However, Nigerians have taken to the microblogging platform Twitter to air their different views regarding the statement made by the former vice presidential candidate.

Below are some reactions.

@novieverest wrote: “Atiku is proud that northern leaders have deprived the majority of northerners of internet access.

“That’s meanness. Boasting that 90% of northerners have no internet while it flexes in Dubai shows meanness and poor leadership.

@PO_GrassRoots wrote: “90% of Northerners are not on social networks”. Dear northerners, Atiku just said that you are technologically backward, that’s what he meant.

@isaacafrica_ wrote: “It is very difficult to expect a miracle just because Peter Obi is in the Labor Party. 90% of northerners are not on social media »

“Atiku Abubakar isn’t entirely wrong in this pre-recorded interview. We need to do more for Peter Obi. Let’s go on the offensive. Hope is not enough.

@A__yabo wrote: “Atiku Abubakar saying 90% of northerners are not on social media is a lie, he insults us in an attempt to overshadow peter obi and his supporters. The truth is a lot of northerners are on social media, most of our people are on Facebook and Instagram.

@PoloM77 wrote: “What Atiku said: “90% of Northerners aren’t on social media,”

“What I heard: We’ve worked hard to make 90% of northerners so technologically backward they can’t afford to be on social media. North! Free yourself from this bondage! Vote PO!”

@UnekuE wrote: “90% of Northerners aren’t on social media and think it’s bragging in 2022? It’s good.”

@justine_ezeh wrote: “Atiku said Labor cannot win because it lacks structure and 90% of northerners are not on social media. Please I want to understand why he deleted his tweet the other time. Who was he trying to hide it from? the same people, not on social networks?

@promyxx1 wrote: “Atiku Abubakar, boldly claiming that 90% of northerners are not on social media, proves that northern elites are DELIBERATELY keeping their people impoverished so they can use them whenever they want to gain elections. Very sad! smh

@A__yabo wrote: “Kwankwaso said northerners would not vote for a southeast the other day on live TV, Atiku Abubakar said 90% of northerners are not on social media. Assuming all of this is true, what are the elites doing to change it? Because we all know that Nigeria will not budge.

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