How Twitter suspension reduced ‘fake news’ from PDP Governors – Presidency

The Nigerian Presidency has yet again justified the illegal suspension of Twitter’s activities in Nigeria by stating that the move has helped to reduce ‘fake news’ from the opposition Peoples democratic Party, PDP.

Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Wednesday evening, stated that the Twitter suspension irritated the PDP governors’ Forum because it destroyed their ability to spread ‘Fake news’.

The statement read in part; “The PDP grieve 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.”

“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.”

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