Popular filmmaker turned politician, Desmond Elliot has come out to react to the Federal Government’s decision to ban Twitter operations in Nigeria. Desmond recently had his say on social media, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, the Federal Government should reverse the suspension asap because it is wrong to trample upon the fundamental rights of the people.
He added that Nigerian citizens should be allowed to express themselves freely because they have every right to.
His words, “I want to admonish our government to always remember that the people’s right to express themselves freely must not be compromised. This ban, no matter the reasons proffered tramples upon our fundamental rights as people.”
“In a democratic society like ours, we must weigh the economic and social impact of this ban on the populace — especially our teeming youths and entrepreneurs who depend solely on this platform to carry out their legitimate business.”
“In the past, our government have shown the required goodwill to stand on side of the people even when it’s not too convenient for them to do so. I believe that this won’t be an exception. I want to appeal to the government to reconsider this ban in the interest of our people and our country at large.”
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