Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is once again the subject of discussion on social media website, Twitter.
The micro-blogging site is agog following reports on Wednesday that several crowd funding accounts were opened on GoFundMe.com to enable Nigerians help Atiku raise the legal fees he needs to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential victory in court.
President Buhari had defeated the PDP presidential candidate by scoring 15.1 million votes against the latter’s 11.2 million votes, according to the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on February 27.
Atiku however rejected the result and opted to challenge the outcome of the election in court.
His supporters were said to have opened several GoFundMe accounts for the defeated presidential candidate, leading to misgivings about which account was the authentic one.
But popular activist, Segun Awosanya, tweeted what he referred to as the “official GoFundMe link” where Atiku’s supporters could make the contribution.
“Here is the official GoFundMe link for people interested in supporting the defense of HE @atiku’s mandate in a credible Court of Law. You can donate here,” Awosanya had tweeted to his 145, 000 Twitter followers.
Although Mr Paul Ibe, Atiku’s media aide, has distanced the PDP presidential candidate from the crowd funding accounts, Nigerians have aired their opinions on the matter on Twitter.