Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban of Twitter operations in Nigeria as an ill-advised move to divert the attention of citizens from his failure to tackle insecurity.
The northcentral Benue state governor also noted that the ban on Twitter operations is illegal.
Mr Ortom stated this on Tuesday in a post he made on the microblogging platform describing the suspension as a suppression of the fundamental rights of Nigerians.
“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.”
Ortom’s tweet comes less than 24-hours after Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG), also expressed his opposition to the government’s action.
By Abel Ejikeme