Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected President Buhari’s ban on twitter’s operation in the country.
According to the party the actions by the President is a draconian action and a slide towards a fascist regime.
According to a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan the suspension of twitter’s operation in the country is unwanted and condemnable.
“Our party is appalled that the Federal Government could exhibit such primitive intolerance and power intoxication because the social media giant demonstrated international best practices in not allowing the Buhari presidency to use Twitter as a platform to propagate and spread the Buhari administration’s hatred towards Nigerians.”
Buhari suspended twitter over claims that the microblogging site was being persistently used for activities that undermines the corporate existence of the country.
However the PDP holds the view that the youths in the country the platform to promote unity in Nigeria as well as economic interaction.
The PDP further stressed that the government failed to provide evidence where the youths used the platform for activities that undermined the corporate existence of Nigeria.