The federal Government has kicked against the action of social media giant twitter for removing president Buhari’s tweet after it was alleged that his tweet was instigating a war. The Buhari tweet that sparked reactions across the country was when he @mbuhari had said: “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian civil war. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.” . Twitter pulled down this rules claiming it violated twitter rules. The minister for culture and information Alhaji Lai Mohammed one of the frontiers kicking against twitter action believed that twitter chose to ignore the post by the leader of Independent people of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu but took action when it has to do with Buhari. In his words he said “The mission of Twitter in Nigeria is very suspect. Has Twitter deleted the violent tweets that Nnamdi Kanu has been sending? Has it? The same Twitter during the ENDSARS protests promoted tweets trying to raise funds for the ENDSARS protesters. It was the first to close the account of former President of US, Donald Trump.
And you see, when people were burning police stations and killing policemen in Nigeria during ENDSARS, for Twitter, it was about the right to protest. But when a similar thing happened at the Capitol, it became insurrection. You see, we are not going to be fooled by anybody. We have a country to rule and we will do so to the best of our ability. Twitter mission in Nigeria citing those two examples is very suspect. What is their agenda?
“How does Mr. President’s speech that anybody who is destroying infrastructure, who is destroying police stations, who is destroying INEC offices should be ready for the consequences; is that inciting violence?”