The absence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the peace pact on Thursday has stirred reactions.
Although he was represented by his running mate, Kashim Shettima, his absence sparked outrage, especially in the Nigerian digital sphere.
Nigerian human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, via her Twitter handle, stated that the APC presidential candidate ought to sign the peace pact himself.
She said, “No way should anyone be signing a peace accord on behalf of anyone! Bola Ahmed Tinubu has to sign for himself.”
A user of the microblogging platform, @VictorIsrael_ wondered why the APC vice presidential candidate would be present at the ceremony while asking about the whereabouts of Tinubu.
He tweeted, “Peter Obi, Atiku and Kwankwaso are present live at the National Peace Accord in Abuja. But what is Shettima doing there? Is he the presidential aspirant for the APC? Where’s Tinubu? Where’s BAT? A proud and unhealthy man has no place in our Villa.”
The Twitter user, @mavisikpeme while reacting to the APC presidential candidate’s absence at the event also posted, “Tinubu is never present when it’s necessary. Peace accord signing, all presidential candidates are gathered except Bat who is not well represented by Shettima
“If this does not send a strong message to Baticians, I don’t know what will. Where is BAT?? Say no to proxy!!”