By Myke Uzendu, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the National caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The PDP in a statement on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said available information showed how APC leaders at one of their party’s national caucus meeting recommended the regulation of social media in Nigeria and how they have been plotting to obliterate internet-based interaction platforms such as Twitter.
The PDP recalled how the APC caucus has been pushing bills in the National Assembly, particularly in November 2020, seeking to enforce a draconian regulation of social media so as to gag Nigerians from exposing its atrocities, including human right abuses, treasury looting, nepotism and sectional marginalization by the APC administration.
“Nigerians can also recall how the APC administration in carrying out the agenda of its party have been using the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to suffocate the media space with humongous fines and threats of suspension of operating license on broadcast stations”.
The PDP reminded the ruling party that their plot against Nigerians have been exposed and cannot stand, adding that no leader or political party has been able to suppress the wishes of Nigerians like the ruling APC.