The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has made some charges against Twitter.
reviews that the federal government has asserted dissatisfaction after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet was erased by Twitter.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed implicated Twitter of not being decent.
Remember that Buhari was condemned of provoking the people over a 1967 tweet alluding to the Biafran war. He made the contentious announcement on Tuesday.
According to the Minister, while the social media giant had conveniently rejected inciting tweets by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and his companions, showing the same racisms it did during the #ENDSARS protest, where government and private properties were stolen and set on fire all in the name of right to protest, it create the President’s tweets offensive.
The President, in continuation of tweets on Tuesday, via his verified Twitter handle, @MBuhari, had twittered
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.
Social media, still deleted the tweet, noting, “this Tweet overstepped the Twitter Rules”.
Responding to Twitter’s action, Mohammed said
- Two, any organisation that gives directives to its members, to attack police stations, to kill policemen, to attack correctional centres, to kill warders, and you are now saying that Mr. President does not have the right to express his dismay and anger about that? We are the ones guilty of double standing.
I don’t see anywhere in the world where an organisation, a person will stay somewhere outside Nigeria, and will direct his members to attack the symbols of authority, the police, the military, especially when that organisation has been proscribed. By whatever name, you can’t justify giveng orders to kill policemen or to kill anybody you do not agree with, he said.