Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti State, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari over Twitter’s decision to erase his tweet on the civil war.
In a tweet on Tuesday,Buhari warned to punish people who are “determined to destroy Nigeria through insurgency.”
He alluded to the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970).
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“Those of us who spent 30 months in the fields and lived through the conflict will speak to them in their own language.”
The President’s tweet sparked outrage, with many Nigerians accusing him of making a careless remark.
Some others also urged Twitter to suspend his account, claiming that his message “expresses self-harm or suicide intents.”
Twitter removed the message on Wednesday, citing a guideline violation.
Reacting in a tweet, Fayose said a “president who cannot address his own people in time of crisis can certainly not be the one tweeting on the crisis.”
The former governor alleged that Buhari’s account is not being operated by him.
He said, “Twitter should rather hold Garba Shehu, Lie Mohammad and co accountable.
“It is obvious that those using the President’s powers for him do not know when and where to stop their power-madness.Regrettably, Twitter may not know that Buhari is not the one operating the handle. Can our President operate Android phone not to talk of making genocidal tweets?
“Nigeria is boiling everywhere and all that the President can do is to be threatening genocide up and down?