Governor Ortom tweets, ssys Twitter ban meant to distract Nigerians from Buhari's government failures

Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, has joined millions of Nigerians saying NO to President Muhammadu Buhari's ban on Twitter in Nigeria.

The governor tweeted on Tuesday, five days after the federal government suspended the operations of the social media service in the country.

In his post, Ortom said the suspension of Twitter’s operations is a ploy to distract Nigerians from the federal government’s failure to address insecurity.

He said the ban is illegal, describing it as a suppression of the fundamental rights of Nigerians.

The Benue governor also 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.

“It amounts to suppression of fundamental human rights and gagging of social media.”
The Buhari government had banned Twitter two days after the microblogging App deleted the President's controversial post.

Since the suspension, millions of Nigerians have been accessing Twitter through VPNs and other means.

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