The PDP Governors Forum has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse the recent suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.
In a communique issued after a meeting of the Forum in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Monday after their meeting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, the governors unanimously agreed that the review of the suspension would be in the interest of the country.
The communique read by the Chairman of the Forum and governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, attacked the Buhari administration for such irrational move.
The governors added that the ego of President Buhari is not enough for such a drastic action that deprives millions of Nigerians of such an affordable means of expression and communication.
The statement reads: “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.”
“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 livehood, businesses and self-employment.”
“This will further worsen Nigeria’s 33% unemployment rate which is the highest in the world, improve Nigerias ranking as the country with the second-highest poverty rate in the entire world, all of which happened under APC’s unfortunate stewardship.”
The meeting was attended by Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State (Chairman), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia),
Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Sen. Douye Diri ( Bayelsa), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta) Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde (Oyo), Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Arc Darius Ishaku (Taraba) and Deputy Governor Mahdi Mohd of Zamfara State.
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