Benue Gov, Ortom accuses Buhari led FG of using Twitter ban to divert Nigerians away from insecurity.


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The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the Buhari led federal government of using the Twitter ban to divert Nigerian’s attention away from the insecurity ravaging the country.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Ortom described the ban as illegal, and suppression of the fundamental rights of Nigerians.

The Benue governor further said the government’s action is a gag on social media.

“The ban on Twitter is not only illegal but it is also an ill-advised move to divert the attention of Nigerians from the FG’s failure to tackle insecurity in parts of the country,” he tweeted.Advertisement

“It amounts to suppression of fundamental human rights and gagging of social media.”

The ban on Twitter is not only illegal but it is also an ill-advised move to divert the attention of Nigerians from the FG’s failure to tackle insecurity in parts of the country. It amounts to suppression of fundamental human rights and gagging of social media.

— Samuel Ortom (@GovSamuelOrtom) June 8, 2021

Ortom’s tweet is coming one day after Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG), also expressed his opposition to the suspension.

Last week, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, had announced the suspension of twitter in the country following the deletion of a controversial tweet by the president.

However, despite the restriction by telcos based on the instruction of the government, many Nigerians have been able to access Twitter through the use of a virtual private network (VPN).

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