Twitter Ban: PDP Reps Vow To Drag FG To Court

June 06, 2021

Twitter Ban: PDP Reps Vow To Drag FG To Court

Lawmakers under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have announced plans to sue the federal government following the recent ban of the popular social networking app Twitter. The plan was revealed on Sunday in a press statement by Kingsley Chinda, the leader of the caucus in the House revealed the plan on Sunday in a press statement.

Many believe that the decision by the government to suspend Twitter is linked to the deletion of a controversial tweet by President Muhamadu.

The presidency had, however, said the decision to suspend Twitter was to prevent violence.

The government also announced plans to commence registration of all social media companies operating in the country.

Hon Chinda said the government is using the backdoor to bring back the “social media bill.”

We also call on the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture to immediately rescind its directive to the NBC to begin the licensing of social media operators in the country, having regard to the absence of any enabling legislative framework for such directive.

We hereby give you NOTICE that in the event of the failure, refusal and or neglect of the Federal Government to withdraw, reverse and/or cease the implementation of these oppressive and unconstitutional actions, we shall be constrained to institute legal proceedings at the appropriate judicial venue within the shortest possible time,” the statement reads in part.

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