Twitter Suspension Has Reduced Spread Of Fake News By PDP Governors: Presidency

Presidency: Twitter Suspension Has Reduced Spread Of Fake News By PDP Governors
Garba Shehu

The presidency says governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are sad over the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria because it has affected their ability to spread “fake news.”

Recall that the PDP governors’ forum, in a communique on Monday, tackled the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over its decision to indefinitely suspend Twitter in Nigeria.

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Reacting to the statement on Wednesday, presidential aide, Garba Shehu said that the communique issued by the PDP governors shows to Nigerians “why this party and its representatives should not be entrusted with the national leadership of our country any time soon”.

“The PDP grieves over the Federal Government’s action over Twitter – for it represents the curtailment of their ability to use the platform to spread fake news and invented stories to the detriment of community and good-neighbourliness between the peoples of Nigeria,” Shehu said.

“The PDP Governors propose no solutions to any of our nation’s challenges in the face of COVID and global economic downturn: instead, they grasp for more money and mourn their lack of access to social media to spread falsehoods and hate.

“Their statement is evidence, if any were needed, as to why the President and the APC ended the PDP’s one-party rule in 2015, were re-elected by an increased margin in 2019, and why their winning trend is set to continue far into the future.”