– A Nigerian politician, Adamu Garba, has explained why he supports the decision of the federal government to suspend the operations of Twitter in Nigeria
– The former presidential aspirant, alleged that there is a link between the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and Twitter
– Garba questioned the true motive of the microblogging site in Nigeria and condemned the activities of IPOB
Abuja – A former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has alleged that Twitter is sympathetic to separatist groups like the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Garba told Channels TV on Friday, June 4, that Twitter had been adopted as the online machine of IPOB.
He alleged that the microblogging site has become an anti-Nigerian force pushing for the destruction of the country.
He stated he was happy about the suspension of the company in Nigeria, claiming that Twitter had deviated from being a platform for speech in Nigeria.
Garba faulted the company for allegedly permitting IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to use its platform to propagate divisions.
”I think Twitter is like a kind of IPOB online machine because what they do more is to support IPOB much more than the government. IPOB, everyone knows, they are anti-Nigeria. Their target is to destroy Nigeria.”
Garba says it was wrong to have deleted Buhari’s tweets
The politician accused the social media site of showing its bias when it removed the tweets of President Muhammadu Buhari and left out the more inciting tweets of Kanu.
The ex-presidential aspirant argued that Twitter decided to embarrass the country by deleting Buhari’s tweets.
“Because if you look at what happened with the removal of some of the tweets of the president, I can’t see very strong or vile word than that of Nnamdi Kanu that was left to still be available on Twitter.”
He accused IPOB of destroying fundamental institutions of Nigerian democracy, such as electoral offices, police institutions and courts.
Garba stated that the suspension of the social media company Nigeria was in order.
He also questioned why the current director of the WTO, Okonjo iweala, who is on the board of Twitter, has not cautioned IPOB for talking against Nigeria.
The politician, who said leaders should not go beyond emotional reactions to issues, argued that the microblogging site had immense benefits for the country.
He warned that the ban will affect the country’s international ratings socially and economically.