The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Authorities towards harassing international envoys and different members of the worldwide group.
Recall that the Nigerian authorities had on Monday held a gathering with foreign representatives to discuss its decision to block Twitter.
The assembly was held on the Nigerian Ministry of International Affairs within the capital Abuja, in keeping with a press release from the ministry earlier.
At his assembly with the international locations’ envoys in Abuja, the minister of international affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama mentioned it’s important for the federal authorities to debate the suspension with the missions “in our usual friendly way.”
Reacting in a press release by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said that envoys have been proper to talk out towards the infringement on the rights of Nigerians.
In keeping with the assertion, “The PDP’s position is predicated on the summoning of the envoys of the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Canada among others by the Federal Government, for standing on the side of Nigerians in criticizing the unwarranted suspension of Twitter in our country.”
“The PDP is alarmed by the event which smacks of intolerance in direction of the worldwide group as obtained in Idi Amin’s dictatorial Uganda of 1971 to 1979.
“Our celebration notes that there isn’t any regulation or statute that prohibits international envoys from talking out towards clear violation of internationally enshrined freedom of expression and proper to social interactions as supplied by Twitter and different social media platforms.
“In reality, the defence of such rights is a elementary obligation which envoys owe their host nations and the worldwide group.
“The PDP subsequently cautions that any harassment or assault on international envoys place them at nice threat in addition to pitch our nation towards different members of the worldwide group.
“It’s instructive for the APC and the Buhari administration to notice that given the present downturn of our nationwide life below their misrule, Nigeria can not afford being declared a pariah nation.
“The PDP is fearful that the APC administration has been overheating our polity resulting in escalation of insecurity, killings, bloodletting and violence within the nation.
“Nigerians would recall that forward of the 2019 normal elections, one of many leaders of the APC, the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, had threatened that a few of the international election screens can be returned to their international locations in physique baggage.
“Our celebration subsequently calls for that the Federal Authorities ought to hearken to the voice of purpose, finish its misrule and desist from infringing on the rights of Nigerians as witnessed within the unlawful and vexatious ban on Twitter.
“Already, the PDP is perfecting processes for a legal action against the APC-led Federal Government’s suspension of Twitter and the directive to broadcasting stations to pull out of Twitter.”
This text was initially revealed on Nigeria News