Twitter ban: Here are VIPs FG may prosecute for using Twitter
Despite the Federal Government’s directive prohibiting the use of the Twitter app in Nigeria, some high-profile Nigerians remain unconcerned about the ramifications of continuing to use the app to interact with their followers.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God; Pastor William Kumuyi, General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry; and Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, are among them.
Others are the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleiman; Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; former Ekiti State Governor,
Senator Dino Melaye, the representative of Kogi West Senatorial District in the Eighth National Assembly; and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili.
Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, was not left out, as he disregarded the FG’s ban by tweeting on Tuesday. “The Twitter ban is not only illegal, but it is also an ill-advised ploy to deflect Nigerians’ attention away from the FG’s inability to address insecurity in sections of the country,” he tweeted.
It amounts to the repression of basic human rights and the censorship of social media.”
Despite the restriction, Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, tweeted on Sunday.
Only time will tell whether the government will arrest and prosecute the VIPs, but a source close to the Attorney General’s office told Nairametrics that the defaulters would be detained and prosecuted.
“We are absolutely on it to assure the prosecution of all violators,” he said.
All hands are on deck to guarantee that individuals who break the Twitter ban are brought to justice.
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