- Many Nigerians have reacted to news of Twitter taking its African headquarter to Ghana
- One of the political parties that have spoken in regards to the development is the PDP
- The opposition party has said that maladministration is a key factor that made Nigeria lose the opportunity
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With respect to the establishment of Twitter African headquarter in Ghana, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made some allegations.
In a statement on Wednesday, April 14, the PDP alleged that Nigeria, regarded as the giant of the continent, lost the grand opportunity due to misrule by the President Buhari-led administration.
The opposition party claimed that Nigeria deserves the honour because it has more traffic on the site than the West African nation.
It went on to state that the rumoured attempt to suppress free speech and inconsistent economic policies are factors that were considered.
It maintained that "the decision by Twitter to by-pass Nigeria to locate its African operational base in Ghana is another sad commentary of how the nation, which was hitherto a global investment hub under the PDP, has now been so degraded in global economic competitiveness under the APC.
The PDP added:
"Nigerians were heavily despaired on Monday when the founder of @Twitter, @jack, announced that his company will be setting up its headquarters on the continent in Ghana despite Nigeria’s domineering twitter traffic in the sub-region.
"It is sad that our nation has continued to lose huge foreign direct investments, which would have brought in more economic opportunities, especially for our youths, just because the @MBuhari Presidency and the @OfficialAPCNg lack the capacity to deliver on good governance."
In other news, a presidential aide, Garba Shehu, denied making comments on Twitter's choice of Ghana as its African base.
The spokesperson to the president in a tweet on Tuesday, April 13, explained that people who bear the same name with him may have commented on the issue.