Twitter Ban: Fake News From PDP Have Reduced – Buhari’s Aide, Garba Shehu
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The presidency has disclosed that opposition governors are sad over the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria because it has affected the opposition party’s ability to spread “fake news”.
The federal government on June 4 suspended the operations of microbloging platform, Twitter over claims that it is being used to threaten Nigeria’s peaceful coexistence.
Reacting to the development, the PDP governors’ forum, in a communique on Monday, condemned the President Muhammadu Buhari administration over its decision to indefinitely suspend Twitter in Nigeria.
Responding in a statement on Wednesday, Garba Shehu, presidential aide, said the communique issued by the PDP governors shows to Nigerians “why this party and its representatives should not be entrusted with national leadership of our country any time soon”.
“The PDP grieves over the Federal Government’s action over Twitter – for it represents the curtailment of their ability to use the platform to spread fake news and invented stories to the detriment of community and good-neighbourliness between the peoples of Nigeria,” Shehu said.
The PDP Governors propose no solutions to any of our nation’s challenges in the face of COVID and global economic downturn: instead, they grasp for more money and mourn their lack of access to social media to spread falsehoods and hate.
Their statement is evidence, if any were needed, as to why the President and the APC ended the PDP’s one-party rule in 2015, were re-elected by an increased margin in 2019, and why their winning trend is set to continue far into the future.”
The governors had also accused the federal government of not doing enough to improve the economy of the country.
However, according to Shehu, the governors need to look inwards, especially as it relates to local government autonomy and addressing farmer-herder clashes in their domains.