Youths in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Under the auspices of the PDP National Youths Movement have described the ban of Twitter activities by the federal government of Nigeria as a step in President Buhari’s Plan to gag the media and activate a lifetime Presidency Agenda.
The forum in a statement jointly signed by Engr S A Lukman, its National President and Comrade Adeoluwa Peter, its National Publicity Secretary, said Buhari is Planning to trample on the Fundamental Rights of every Nigerian Citizen, which may lead to national unrest and declaration of a state of emergency, and possibly make the 2023 General Elections impossible, thereby paving a way for him to continue in Power beyond the constitutionally stipulated time.
“The PDP National Youth Movement (PDP-NYM) condemned in totality the act by the Federal Government of Nigeria to suspend Twitter NG, it is considered as an introductory Part of hachet plan of APC led Federal Government to ensure Nigerians have no voice and measurable means to air their views on the misrule, insecurity, bad governance, poverty improvision and abuse of right and privileges of citizens to the world by the government voted into power to CHANGE and advance the nation to NEXT LEVEL.”
“Its obvious, the deprivation of Nigerians their Fundamental Human Rights which is stated in The constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, Chapter 4 of Human Rights. (Section 39) (1. Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart ideas and information without interference. (2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, every person shall be
entitled to own, establish and operate any medium for the dissemination of information, ideas and
“However, The Federal Government sinister plan to invoked Martial law contained in an Exposed Secret Memo of Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami to President Buhari which was reported by some online Medium sugested this undemocratic act.”
“Its presume that President Buhari is Planning to trample upon the Fundamental Rights of every Nigerian Citizen which may lead to state of emergency and possibly make General Elections in 2023 impossible for him to continue in Power beyond constitutional stipulated time.”
“The public will recall, that his Counterpart in Uganda employed similar tricks when he wanted to continue in power hence we reject this move and call for immediate reversal.”
“Federal Government must always consider the economic impact of any of her actions or policy, a sane mind with accurate understanding of impact of communication on business development will know a ban on twitter is a like demolition of some SMEs business/shopping mall.”
“On this Note, the Above aforementioned Organization of our Dear Party PDP is giving 14 Days Ultimatum to the Presidency to reinstate the status quo of the Social Media Platform Twitter NG Back to it’s Standard. Its rejected, any act of Tyranny in democracy dispensation.” The statement reads.