Adamu Garba Once Again Calls For The Ban of Twitter in Nigeria
A former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba, has asked the Nigerian government to shut down the operations of Twitter in Nigeria. The deletion of Buhari’s tweet caused a huge uproar, while others backed the action.
Garba in a tweet on Thursday, June 3, said Twitter should be shut down for deleting President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet. He argued that it was wrong for the social media company to remove Buhari’s tweet which contained messages meant for Nigerian people. Garba said:
”Twitter has no right to infuse into our local political affairs. It’s a company not a government.
By removing our democratically elected President’s speech to the people of Nigeria, Twitter need to shutdown from Nigerian internet space. Twitter need to get out of Nigeria.”
The Nigerian leader in a Twitter thread had condemned the attacks on police stations, prisons and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the southeast, The Punch reports. Buhari via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, June 1, warned that those supporting insurrection and violence in the country would be shocked. His tweet in reference to the civil war sparked outrage on social media as many Nigerians considered it insensitive and reported the post to Twitter. The microblogging site has deleted the tweet where civil war was mentioned stating that it violated its rules.