Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has launched an online television station that will propagate his social and political activities.
The launch took place at the Five Star Bristol Palace Hotel, Kano, where a video clip showed the former Vice-President speaking on his vision and aspiration.
Atiku was represented at the event by one of his sons and political allies, particularly PDP members.
The Atiku TV was launched by Hajiya Baraka Sani, a former Kano State Commissioner for Agriculture and Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Hajiya Sani said Atiku TV is a new approach that will change the politician’s mode of reaching out to people from analogue to digital.
She explained that the contents for the online TV station will be developed in YouTube and circulated in the cyberspace via WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms.
A four-term senator representing Kano North, Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, said a lot of politicians will soon begin to copy Atiku’s style.
“In developed countries, people sit in their homes and watch campaign plans of candidates on the television. You must not carry hundreds of vehicles and begin to move from one village to another, and from house to house.”
Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Atiku on Youths and Strategy, Dr. Ahmed Adamu, denied that the station was launched to prepare the grounds for Atiku’s 2023 presidential ambition.