Nollywood Actor Yemi Solade Applauds Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Says Buhari Was Insulted


Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has cheered Nigeria’s Twitter ban, claiming the platform insulted Buhari.

The movie veteran made this known during a chat with GoldmyneTV. He said the social media went too far by insulting the president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari.

Nollywood Actor Yemi Solade Applauds Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Says Buhari Was Insulted

“I think Twitter went too far by insulting the President of Nigeria and by extension, insulting all of us, some 200 million Nigerians, the most populous black nation on earth. I think the 45% of subscribers make Twitter very thick,” he said.

“This is not the first time Twitter will be trying to humiliate Nigerians. It happened to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome some time ago. The white supremacist should be cubbed sometimes.”

The movie superstar believes Nigeria’s Twitter ban is justified because the platform has been used to cause trouble and foment anarchy in the country.

“As much as I am of the opinion that everybody has the right of expression of thoughts but then when a platform is used to want to foment trouble, to want to foment anarchy then there should be rules regulating such practices but in this case, a lot happens on Twitter,” he added.

“I will want to align with the school of thought that Twitter wasn’t really helping. Nigeria has many issues to contend with and Twitter wasn’t really helping the country. Most of the posts were far far too negative especially hitting the government of Nigeria. On a wider scale, it really trampled on the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.”

Nigerians have also reportedly begun to lash out on Yemi Solade for his opinion on Nigeria’s Twitter ban. It should be recalled that the Federal Government of Nigeria suspended Twitter on Friday, June 4, 2021. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, believes Twitter’s actions are capable of undermining the country’s corporate existence.

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