BBNaija Lockdown winner, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe known professionally as Laycon, has hit out at the Federal Government following the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.
In a move that has triggered outrage in the polity, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed ordered the ban on the micro-blogging platform after it took down the president’s tweet that violated its rules.
Joining prominent Nigerians in reacting to the development, Laycon declared that suspending the platform in Nigeria is illogical and an abuse of human rights.
“So you don’t get sad and angry because I’m too young to correct you, all I’m saying is You can’t remove people’s right to free speech just because you “felt” like your right to free speech was removed. Then you have become what you’re pissed off about dear. So… ILLOGICAL.
“Now if you can’t adhere to simple terms and conditions of an app, how you wanna actually obey the tenets of the constitution you swore to uphold. Don’t forget you are also a citizen so you are subject to the constitution too. You are not bigger than the rule of law.
“It’s that mindset of “I am so so and so, I can’t be wrong and be corrected” that has gotten us to where we are now. You didn’t follow terms and conditions of app, them delete your tweet, so next step is to ban the activity of the app. that’s that “I AM OLDER THAN YOU” SYNDROME.
“So a tweet that reeks of open threat to lives of people was deleted, why? because it goes against the terms and conditions of the app you’re using. If simple terms and conditions of an app can’t be followed by you, then how is that anybody’s fault??”