Amnesty World has reacted to the lifting of the ban on Twitter, imposed by the Nigerian authorities seven months ago.
In a observation on Facebook, the human rights community accused the Muhammadu Buhari regime of the utilization of the ban to stifle the collective vow of Nigerians, a violation to their rights to freedom of expression.
“Amnesty World welcomes the lifting of Twitter ban by Nigerian authorities, after 7-months of depriving Nigerians from exercising their appropriate to freedom of expression on a social media platform that facilitates dialogue and empowers every person to keep up a correspondence, defend valuable debates and conversations, and ask accountability from the Nigerian authorities.”
Declaring the ban unlawful and pointless, Amnesty cautioned leaders to, henceforth, “dwell all acts that violate rights to freedom of expression, entry to recordsdata, and freedom of the press.
“The Twitter ban used to be unlawful — in the principle location — and an attack on the most effective to freedom of expression, at the side of online, entry to recordsdata and media freedom,” the observation reads.
Within the meantime, Mr Buhari’s aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, who went on a stammering spree on CNN when requested if he supported the ban, has rushed aid to tweet his fundamental’s achievements as a result of the ban obtained lifted.
Nonetheless, he grew to change into off his retort fragment in an effort to steer positive of backlash from electorate.