Desmond Elliot reacts to Twitter suspension, says it’s ‘a violation of our rights’


Nollywood actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot has reacted to the decision by the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Twitter operations in Nigeria.

The thespian who took to his official Twitter page on Saturday to react to the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria, called on the federal government to reverse the suspension.

Desmond Elliot who represents Surulere at the Lagos State House of Assembly also added to his response saying that the ban, no matter the reasons proffered “tramples upon our fundamental rights as people.”

He wrote thus on Twitter; “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.”

The politician cum actor also reminded the government that Nigerian youths trade their wares and advertise their businesses and services via the micro-blogging site.


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