The leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for his recent controversial comments, describing the Commander-in-Chief as a dictator who has no respect for the rule of law.
President Muhammadu Buhari had during a Tuesday meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, issued a stern warning to those fermenting trouble in the country.
President Buhari threatened to treat Nigerians “misbehaving” in “the language they understand” following the recent attacks on INEC’s facilities nationwide,
But Adebanjo, who spoke during an interview on Newspot on Wednesday strongly criticised the President, describing as comments as unfortunate.
“It is a very unfortunate statement from the President of a democratic country. I was very sad when I heard it,” he said.
“When I was informed, I thought it couldn’t be. But I am not surprised. It is those of you who voted for Buhari in 2015 that should be amazed. I warned you then that this man is a dictator. He is born a feudalist; he is trained as a dictator and has no respect for the rule of law. The problem with this country today against unity and peace is President Buhari.”
Following the statements and tweets by the Nigerian President, Twitter deleted the tweet after receiving several complaints and the widespread condemnation it generated.
While defending its action, the tech company said the President’s tweet violated its rules.
However, this did not go down well with the Federal Government as the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, took a swipe at the US media giant, Twitter, saying its mission in Nigeria is suspicious.
Briefing State House reporters at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday in Abuja, the Minister accused Twitter of ignoring inciting tweets by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and others, adding that Nigeria would not be fooled.
“We have a country to rule and we will do so to the best of our ability. Twitter’s mission in Nigeria is very suspect, they have an agenda,” he said.
“The mission of Twitter in Nigeria is very suspicious. Has Twitter deleted the violent tweets that Nnamdi Kanu has been sending? Has it? The same Twitter during the ENDSARS protests that were funding ENDSARS protesters, it was the first to close the account of the former president of the US, Trump.”
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