Richard Ginika Izuora
Former US President Donald Trump, has supported the ban on Twitter by President Muhammadu Buhari and calling on other countries to do the same.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Trump expressed regrets for not toeing Nigeria’s path while he was president of the United States. Also, he had appeared to suggest that he would consider banning Twitter if elected again in the 2024 presidential election.
”Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard,” Trump said.
‘’In the meantime, 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 Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?’
Trump was permanently banned by Twitter a day after the deadly riots at the US Capitol on January 6, after being accused by Twitter of using his account – which had close to 90 million followers – to incite violence.
Trump has also been suspended from Facebook for two years.
The former president was very active on Twitter during his time in office. In addition to using his handle to make important statements, he also used it to tackle perceived opponents and rally his supporters.