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“Twitter Rules Are Not Universal”, Lai Mohammed Reacts To Twitter Taking Down Buhari’s Tweet

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Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has reacted to the action of the microblogging site Twitter, on President Buhari’s tweet, saying the social media app’s rules are not universal.
Twitter had taken down President Buhari’s tweet where he threatened to treat arsonists and those fueling insurrection in the nation to the language they understand. The President had said this while meeting with the official of the electoral commission, INEC, offices of which has been attacked 41 times in 2 years across the nation.Lai Mohammed Reacts To Twitter Taking Down Buhari's Tweet, Says Its Rules Are Not Universal
As reported by Punch, Lai Mohammed said, “Twitter may have its own rules, they are not the universal rules. If Mr President, anywhere in the world, feels very bad and concern about a situation, he is free to express such views”. Asking Nigerians to stop comparisons, Lai Mohammed reportyedly added, “Now, we should stop comparing apples with oranges. If an organisation is proscribed, it is different from any other which is not proscribed. Two, any organisation that gives directives to its members, to attack police stations, to kill policemen, to attack correctional centres, to kill warders, and you are now saying that Mr President does not have the right to express his dismay and anger about that?
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The minister went further to say the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB is guilty of double standards, taunting its leadership of staying outside Nigeria and directing the proscribed group to attack symbols of authority. They are the ones guilty of double standards. I don’t see anywhere in the world where an organisation, a person will stay somewhere outside Nigeria and will direct his members to attack the symbols of authority, the police, the military, especially when that organisation has been proscribed. By whatever name, you can’t justify giving orders to kill policemen or to kill anybody you do not agree with”, he reportedly added.Photos Credit: Getty

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