- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar's resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was the biggest political news out of Nigeria last week
- Reactions have continued to emanate from different quarters regarding the former vice president's resignation as a member of the ruling party
- While some are criticizing the Waziri of Adamawa, others are hailing him for his good deeds
- One of those hailing him is one Salihu Dasuki who disclosed how Atiku paid his tuition fee
A Nigerian man named Dr Salihu Dasuki, has revealed how former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, paid his tuition fee for a program he attended at Harvard Kennedy School when he couldn't get funding.
According to Dasuki, who is a recipient of The Future Awards Africa, Atiku made the payment even without knowing him.
Dr Dasuki's revelation was made via his Twitter page on Sunday, November 26, while the debate on Atiku's resignation from the APC was still a hot topic on social media.
NAIJ.com checks revealed that the tweet has gotten 635 likes, 576 retweets and 83 reactions at the time of this report.
Further checks on Dr Dasuki revealed that he is a lecturer in information systems at the Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, where he is the youngest senior lecturer at the age of 24.
He has a BSc from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus, and an MSc and PhD from the Brunel University in West London.
He is the son of Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande, a former minister of information and communication.
Meanwhile, Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has said the excuse Atiku gave in his widely circulated statement, was not honourable.
Keyamo who made the statement on social media via his verified Twitter page, said the former vice president should have simply admitted that he left the APC in search of another political party's presidential ticket ahead of the 2019 presidential elections.
His words: “The starting point of Atiku’s presidential bid would’ve been to simply admit that he left APC in search of another party ticket. Nigerians know that already.
“It would’ve been more honourable than giving some zigzag reasons to justify his zigzag movements across political parties.”
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