Adamu Garba, former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Nigerian Government to shut down Twitter from Nigeria’s internet space.
Garba said Twitter has no right to take down President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet.
In a tweet, the former presidential aspirant said the micro-blogging site should be banned in Nigeria.
He wrote: “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 needs to be shut down from Nigeria’s internet space.
“Twitter needs to get out of Nigeria.”
Garba in 2020 instituted a $1 billion lawsuit against Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High Court Abuja, over their alleged role in the #EndSARS protests which led to violence in some parts of the country, resulting in loss of lives and destruction of properties.
Jack had been accused of actively supporting the funding of the #EndSARS protests across the nation, as disclosed by Adamu Garba through a series of tweet posts on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Nigerians had called for the suspension of Buhari’s Twitter account for saying ‘individuals or groups who want to destroy his government will receive the shock of their lives.”
Speaking on the destruction of national assets, the President had said they would be treated in a language they understand.
Following the development, on Wednesday, Twitter deleted the comment, saying it violated its rules.