By Franca Edmond (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Consequent to the Federal government’s decision to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria, former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has urged all social media platforms to permanently delete the accounts of President Buhari.
Fayose made this call via a tweet on his verified Account, in which he accused Buhari government of attempting to undermining the rights of Nigerians to freedom of expression, which he should also not be allowed to enjoy.
”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.
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“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.
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 which, 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.