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Ftollowing the deletion of President Buhari’s threat tweet towards the people of the Southeast region by Twitter, the Federal Government has condemned the social media giant, accusing them of playing double standards kn issues pertaining Nigeria’s domestic issues, noting that the company’s role in Nigeria makes them a suspect.
Nigeria ‘s Minister of Information and
Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while
reacting to questions over the reported deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweets reminiscing Nigerians’ experiences during the civil and warning the armed secessionist from the Southeast region of the country on Tuesday, said Twitter had not been fair to Nigeria.
According to the Minister, “Twitter may have its own rules; it’s not the universal rule. If Mr. President, anywhere in the world feels very bad and concern about a situation, he is free to express such views. Now, we should stop comparing apples with oranges. If an organisation is proscribed, it is different from any other which is not proscribed.
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 standards.
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 giving orders to kill policemen or to kill anybody you do not agree with.”
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