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‘2023 Election Is Near’ — Nigerians React As FG Lifts Twitter Ban

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FILE PHOTO: People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken in Warsaw September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the decision of the Federal Government to finally lift the ban on Twitter, seven months after suspending the activities of the micro-blogging platform in Nigeria.

Recall that FG on June 5, 2021, banned Twitter after it deleted President Buhari’s tweets threatening a war because of the ongoing insurgency in the southeast.

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Seven months after, when many Nigerians had learned to access Twitter with Virtual Private Networks (VPN), the government lifted the ban.

However, many Nigerians think the government lifted the ban in preparation for the next general election.

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Festus Ogun, a human rights lawyer, said the lifting of the ban was about the 2023 elections, since many have started declaring their presidential ambition.

He stated;

FG lifted Twitter ban to allow APC continue with their campaign on Twitter, given that this space controls the narrative on social ting media. The lifting of Twitter ban is about the 2023 general election.

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Other Twitter users share the same sentiment with Ogun. We highlight some of the reactions below:

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