Tweet Deletion: Shut Down Twitter in Nigeria Immediately, Former Presidential Aspirant Tells Buhari

Tweet Deletion: Shut Down Twitter in Nigeria Immediately, Former Presidential Aspirant Tells Buhari

- Reactions have continued to trail the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet by social media giant, Twitter

- Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant of the APC, disclosed why he does not support the removal of Buhari’s tweet

- The company said as part of its rules, tweets which are found to be in violation of its rules can be deleted

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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.

Shut Down Twitter in Nigeria immediately – Former Presidential Aspirant Tells Buhari
The deletion of Buhari’s tweet caused a huge uproar, while others backed the action. Photo: Femi Adesina
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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.

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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.''

Meanwhile, the federal government has criticised social media giant, Twitter, for deleting a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that warned of strong actions against secessionists.

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The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, June 2, accused the microblogging site of bias on issues concerning Nigeria’s domestic affairs.

He said Twitter’s role is suspicious and Nigeria would not be fooled, The Punch reported. Mohammed argued that the president has the right to express his idea on the current security challenges in the country.

A former special assistant to President Buhari on Assembly Matters, Abdurrahman Sulaiman Kawu Sumaila, said right-thinking Nigerians will not support Igbo presidency in 2023 due to the current violence in the southeast.

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Sumaila stated that electorates would view the backing of a southeast president as endangering their lives.

He made the claim in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano on Thursday, June 3, PM News reported.


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