Twitter users have taken to the microblogging platform to react to the refusal of one Michael Akanji to apologise to Joe Abah, a former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms.
Akanji, who tweets @mickiebrownkie, had published a list that included Abah among celebrities whom he claimed spread “fake news” and “incited carnage” in Lagos state.
Abah, through his solicitors, on Saturday demanded an apology from Akanji within 24 hours, rejecting the claim that he spread fake news.
But in a response on Monday, Akanji vowed not apologise “under any circumstances.”
“As promised, @DrJoeAbah. This tweet contains the letter from my solicitors in response to your solicitor’s letter. I would not have made such a public display if you had not done so yourself,” he tweeted alongside the documents.
— Micheal Akanji (@mickiebrownkie) November 2, 2020
Responding to his refusal to apologise, Abah tweeted, “Thank you so much, @mickiebrownkie. I am glad we now have an address for service for you.”
Thank you so much, @mickiebrownkie. I am glad we now have an address for service for you.
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) November 2, 2020
Many Twitter users have hailed the response from Akanji’s lawyers as “comprehensive” and “robust”. However, few users felt he should have apologised.
See some of the tweets below:
Very robust response. And well articulated and comprehensive too.
— Gloria Adagbon (@gloria_adagbon) November 2, 2020
Everyone is so happy to see this robust response letter and unfortunately, it expose more of Dr. Unconfirmed stories.
The end game will surely show the world that Micheal tweets are justified
— Adeleke Opeyemi (@Equityoyo) November 2, 2020
Nice one Na Dr Joe go first use head catch jabbing. You can’t be using Twitter to bully anyone these days. Pls make sure this ends up in court some of us will gladly donate a token into this
— Iamblank (@donbazinni) November 2, 2020
A response couldn’t have been better 🙌🏾🙌🏾👏🏾👏🏾
— Dr. Thompson Udenwa (@TomUdenwa) November 2, 2020
Omo this response was spot on. Like this is fucking interesting. Wahala for who no get lawyer oh.
— Landon GbemiLeke. (@landon_milan) November 2, 2020
Legal battle. I'm loving this 😊
— Adesanya Damilare (@adesanyadarking) November 2, 2020
It's getting interesting. I never saw it coming. Time will tell.
— U. M. Dahiru (@Mohtahirr) November 2, 2020
I so much love this… This is interesting… Let this go on please…
— s.babatunde🌐 (@ssb4real) November 2, 2020
What a swift response. Game on ‼️
— Ibrahim Aliyu™️ (@ibsmooth1) November 2, 2020
This is good for you. You want to intimidate him, ko le work. You can not be cold and hot at the same time.
— Otunba Olakunle (@Ayodele1414) November 2, 2020
My people perish for lack of wisdom. Ordinary apology. Apology oooo. I reject that spirit of pride that will make me justify my wrong. Amen 🙏🏽
— I weep for NIGERIA 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@iamcedar) November 2, 2020
I will advise both of you to sheath your swords,it won't take you anywhere
— Mallam Piqueone ®️ (@AbduLkinG_) November 2, 2020
How can they prove that Dr Abah's tweets led 2 d carnage in Lagos? Besides d Army did initially claim that they were not at d scene of d shooting. And Sanwo-Olu later admitted that two pple died.
Well, according to aturu, there is nothing greater than looking. Mek we dey look.
— nnaEmeka Meribe (@ncmeribe) November 2, 2020
I hope evidence can be led to show that the uproar and violence Nigeria witnessed, which was nationwide, was as a result of @DrJoeAbah's tweets, and that all involved actually saw his tweets. He that alleges must prove. Good luck with that. Lol
— Anietie (@Anietie14265248) November 2, 2020
BMC hirelings having a wankfest here. I doubt they even read the "robust response."
— Olawale Ebenzy #ENDSARS (@ebenzy_) November 2, 2020