Twitter ban: PDP Governors blast President Buhari

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Twitter ban: PDP Governors blast President Buhari

There is an update on the ban of microblogging site Twitter by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari has been condemned by Governors elected on the platform of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP governors have stated that the ban on Twitter is undemocratic and stifling of free speech.

The governors say the Twitter ban will worsen Nigeria’s unemployment crisis In a communique issued after their meeting in Akwa Ibom on Monday, June 14, 2021.

The communique reads, “The meeting examined the suspension of Twitter from operating in Nigeria, and condemned the personalized reasons given for the action.”

“The mere ego of Mr. President is not enough for such a drastic action that deprives millions of Nigerians of such an affordable means of expression and communication.

“We hope that this is not a harbinger or early warning signs of descent into dictatorship.

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“The meeting noted that social media regulation can only be done within the existing laws on the subject and should not be used as an attempt to punish or gag Nigerians from enjoying constitutionally guaranteed rights.

“Nigerian youths do not have adequate access to employment and a lot of Nigerians rely on Twitter for their livelihood, businesses, and self-employment.

“This will further worsen Nigeria’s 33% unemployment rate which is the highest in the world, improve Nigerians ranking as the country with the second-highest poverty rate in the entire world, all of which happened under APC’s unfortunate stewardship.”

 

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