2019 Presidential Flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party Alhaji Abubakar Atiku in a goodwill Christmas message to Nigerians Yesterday (Sunday 23rd 2018) tweeted the following message on his verified twitter handle: “This Christmas I urge all Nigerians to spare a thought for our military on the frontlines of the war on terror.
“I had cause to telephone Lt. Col. Ibrahim Sakaba’s widow this Yuletide. I am touched by her devotion and love for her husband who paid the supreme sacrifice for Nigeria.”
This message got a lot of retweets and likes, but it looks like the tweet by the former Nigerian Vice-President did not go down well with the widow of the late Lt. Col. Ibrahim Sakaba who according to the Punch Newspapers has refuted the claims of Alhaji Atiku that he called her.
Atiku even went ahead to commend her (Sakaba) for her “devotion and love for her husband”.
But in a twist to the whole phone call saga Mrs Sakaba is quoted by the punch to have said “Why the lies? I have not received any call from Atiku please,” she said.
The Said Tweet has not been deleted and neither as the Presidential Candidate of the responded to this rebuttal as at the time of publishing this story.
We will keep out readers posted on any new developments