Rapper and activist Ruggedman alongside comedian Seyi Law, have challenged a former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba for justifying the Twitter Ban announced by the federal government on Friday.
In response to Twitter deleting a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari which the social media platform deemed as inciting violence, the Nigerian government suspended Twitter’s operation in Nigeria indefinitely.
The entertainers and Mr Garba guested on PepperRoom, a reality tv’s weekly Instagram live session on Sunday.
There, they fielded questions from the viewers and the host around the trending Twitter ban in Nigeria.
During the session, Mr Garba, who recently filed, and withdrew a lawsuit against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, for supporting the #EndSARS protests, expressed delight over the development.
He described the ban by the federal government as laudable.
Mr Garba also described the American microblogging and social networking service as “an insurrectionist tool” capable of undermining the sovereignty of the country.
“Twitter is not a social media app, Twitter is an insurrectionist tool that is aiding and abetting Nnamdi Kanu and his terrorist IPOB commanders to be able to destroy the Nigerian space. Twitter has long ceased to be a social media platform of freedom of expression,” he said.
In turn, The entertainers accused Adamu Garba of supporting the Twitter ban because of his selfish interests.
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