Former president of the United States, Donald J. Trump has backed Buhari’s ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria and called other countries to do same.
The New York Post has in a tweet reported of Trump throwing support behind Nigeria’s president.
After his account was temporarily suspended, Muhammed Buhari issued an indefinite ban on the micro blogging site.
This came as a surprise to many as they wondered the president’s level of intolerance.
However, in defence of the action, Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Information and Culture revealed that the suspension was because the platform was being used for “activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”
The defence was even funnier as it was made via the Ministry’s handle of the same platform that’s supposed to be banned.
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” Trump said in an emailed statement.
“In the meantime,” the former president continued, “competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?”
While some wondered, it is also obvious to many why Trump has decided to support the action.
This is because Donal Trump himself received a permanent ban in the wake January riot at the US Capitol.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the former president has thrown support behind Buhari’s actions.
However, the mail also called for the participation of other countries in banning these micro blogging platforms, adding that “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win.”