How Nigerians are reacting to Twitter Ban

How Nigerians are reacting to Twitter Ban

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram should deactivate Buhari’s social media accounts – Fayose

Following the Federal government’s decision to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria, former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has called on Twitter and other social media platforms to permanently delete the accounts of President Buhari.

Recall that Nigerians had called for the suspension of President Buhari’s account for saying ‘individuals or groups who want to destroy his government will be treated in a language they will understand.

Following the development, on Wednesday, Twitter deleted the comment, saying it violated its rules.

However, the Federal Government on Friday announced the suspension of the micro blogging website.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed who made the announcement during a press conference cited the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of destroying Nigeria’s corporate existence as reason for the suspension.

Reacting, the former Governor in a tweet via his Twitter Account said “those undermining the rights of Nigerians to freedom of expression should themselves not enjoy such right.”

According to him, the Buhari-led administration shouldn’t be allowed to have any account on these social media platforms as they have refused to let innocent citizens enjoy their freedom of expression.

”I said it before and let me reiterate it again that it is only a ‘Jonah’ in a ship that can make such pronouncement, suspending Twitter from the country. God, please save us from President Buhari, ‘the Jonah in our ship’.

“Those undermining the rights of Nigerians to freedom of expression should themselves not enjoy such right.

“Therefore, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other Social media platforms should deactivate all accounts associated with @MBuhari and his government as done in Turkey in 2020 for us to have peace in Nigeria,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Micro blogging platform, Twitter, has finally shut down in Nigeria.

Twitter ban: You all will answer for your crimes – Frank Edoho blasts Garba, Nigerian govt

Former host of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Frank Edoho, has replied Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who mocked Twitter after it was banned in Nigeria internet space on Friday.

Recall that Garba on Thursday had called the Federal Government to shut down Twitter from Nigeria’s internet space after the micro-blogging site deleted President Muhammadu Buhari’s post.

On Friday, the federal government suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, DAILY POST reports.

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, said the government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.

However, Garba tweeted, “Goodbye to Twitter in Nigeria, Welcome to Crowwe. Join us @CrowweApp now!”

Frank who quoted Garba’s tweet said, “it might take a long time but you all will answer for your crimes to this Country. Bookmark this on your stupid crowwe”

“Welcome to absolute failure. If you think that banning Twitter would cause everybody to migrate to your cursed & crooked craw craw app, you are delusional.”Garba

 

Buhari’s advisers on Twitter ban enemies of government – Kayode Fayemi

Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of the micro-blogging website, Twitter.

The Ekiti State Governor described whoever advised President Buhari to take the step as his biggest enemy.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had announced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.

He stated that the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria space is not justifiable by argument after the micro-blogging site removed a dangerous, irresponsible and insensitive tweet by the President.

Governor Fayemi on his verified Twitter account berated the federal government on the development and defined the action as an “indefensible move”.

He tweeted, “Suspending @Twitter from Nigeria simply because they removed a dangerous, irresponsible & insensitive tweet by @MBuhari is the most absurd and counterproductive move that the FG could have made.

 

“Whoever advised Mr President to make this indefensible move is his biggest enemy,” he said.

UK states position on suspension of Twitter in Nigeria

The United Kingdom Government has kicked against the indefinite suspension slammed on Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.

The UK government reacted through its High Commissioner in Nigeria, Gill Atkinson on Friday.

Atkinson said Nigerians have right to freedom of speech and the government must not suppress it.

“All Nigerians have the right to freedom of speech and the responsibility not to misuse that right.

“Any action taken by Government must be measured, proportionate and not to suppress basic freedoms.”

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed had explained that Nigerians were using Twitter to perpetuate activities inimical to the corporate existence of Nigeria, hence announcing its suspension.

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