Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has praised the presidency for suspending the use of Twitter in Nigeria. The actor in an interview with Goldmyne TV said that Twitter said the app insulted Buhari and Nigerians hence the suspension was justifiable.
“I think Twitter went too far by insulting the President of Nigeria and by extension, insulting all of us, some 200 million Nigerians, the most populous black nation on earth. I think the 45% of subscribers make Twitter very thick,” he said.
“This is not the first time Twitter will be trying to humiliate Nigerians. It happened to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome some time ago. The white supremacist should be cubbed sometimes.”
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Yemi Solade also said the platform can be used to ferment anarchy within the country.
“As much as I am of the opinion that everybody has the right of expression of thoughts but then when a platform is used to want to foment trouble, to want to foment anarchy then there should be rules regulating such practices but in this case, a lot happens on Twitter,” he added.
“I will want to align with the school of thought that Twitter wasn’t really helping. Nigeria has many issues to contend with and Twitter wasn’t really helping the country. Most of the posts were far far too negative especially hitting the government of Nigeria. On a wider scale, it really trampled on the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.”
Many Nigerians have since criticised his stance on the Twitter suspension. Some alleged he may be aspiring for a political position, hence he’s currying up to his political godfathers.
Recall that President Buhari ordered the suspension of Twitter on June 4th after the platform took down his tweet that was reported for targeted violence.
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