Insecurity: Twitter takes down tweet attacking Osinbajo, Tinubu

L-R: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senator Remi Tinubu

By Oluwafemi Popoola

The micro blogging site, Twitter, Wednesday morning, deleted an offensive tweet a user directed at Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senator Remi Tinubu, wife of the leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The offensive tweet had been posted late on Tuesday by a user of the account @TheGeniusJaj, with the name, “Barca Principal, ” on Twitter, but mentioned in his profile @FCBarcelona, and claimed to be a “Content Writer, Strategist, Product Manager, and Users Operations Specialist @MOREBuzzAfrica.

In the said post, @TheGeniusJaj had advised members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to attack the VP and Senator Remi Tinubu with granite stones whenever both visit the church’s headquarters for a programme.

The tweet read: “RCCG members should please do Nigeria and Nigerians a favour, when Yemi Osinbajo and Remi Tinubu are coming to Redeem church HQ For a program, please put granite stones in your bags and use the stones to break their heads when they climb the pulpit. Thanks in advance.”

The tweet which is now inaccessible on Twitter generated a lot of traction, as many Nigerians came out massively to defend Osinbajo and Tinubu, as they condemned the said tweet.

Earlier before, a video had circulated across various social media platforms, especially on Twitter, where Senator Remi Tinubu and Senator Smart Adeyemi engaged in a war of words at Monday’s plenary in the parliament building, while discussing the rising insecurity in different parts of the country.

Kogi Senator, Smart Adeyemi, had described the current state of insecurity in Nigeria as the worst so far.

“This is the worst instability we are facing. In fact, this is worse than the civil war.

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“Some people believe that some people in government are supporting this move. We cannot pretend that we are capable of handling the situation in our hands. America, as powerful as they are, when the pandemic came, it came to a point China came to their rescue”

“Billions of naira have been voted for security services and nothing is coming out of it.

“I’m a party man and I’m supporting APC but it has gotten to a point that as supporters we cannot keep quiet,” Adeyemi said.

But reacting to the statement, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who sat beside Adeyemi, visibly disgusted by his comments, lambasted him while questioning his loyalty to their party as they both belong to the same ruling APC.

“Are you in PDP? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothing?” Mrs Tinubu queried Adeyemi.