Video: Martin McGuinness tweets thanks for messages of support
FORMER Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has tweeted his thanks for the messages of support he has received since his resignation.
The Derry Sinn Fein politician tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: "I deeply appreciate the thousands of messages of support & good wishes that I & my family have received since yesterday. #ManyThanks."
Mr McGuinness, who is a prolific tweeter, has more than 67,200 followers on the social media forum.
There was a swift reaction on social media on Monday afternoon when Mr McGuinness announced he was stepping down as deputy first minister.
Sinn Fein party president Gerry Adams praised his colleague for on Twitter for "10 years of valiant service"
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson tweeted "As unwell as Martin is, he still oozes strength, dignity & leadership - he is my leader & I am so proud of him".
Alliance Party leader Naomi Long made reference to a Facebook post by Arlene Foster that raised eyebrows last week.
I deeply appreciate the thousands of messages of support & good wishes that I & my family have received since yesterday. #ManyThanks— Martin McGuinness (@M_McGuinness_SF) January 10, 2017
Meanwhile, Sinn Fein in Derry have tweeted a picture of a sign supporting Mr McGuinness which was placed at Free Derry Corner in the city, close to where the politican was born and still lives.