Twitter ban, ambush on democracy — De Norsemen Kclub

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By Dennis Agbo

An international humanitarian organisation, De Norsemen Kclub International has discribed the federal government’s indefinite suspension on use of Twitter social media messaging as an ambush on democracy.

The group said it was appalled that a government that was enthroned through the democratic process, and prides itself as an upholder of democratic principles, could take such brazing unpopular decision without recourse to democratic principles and constitutionality.

It reminded the Federal Government that a government that has nothing to hide is not afraid of free speech, adding that the rule should be: ‘Let the people express themselves and take responsibility of their expressions.’

The group emphasized that freedom of speech is an inalienable constitutional right of citizens, while citizens’ right to free expression is non-negotiable and to whch only a court of competent jurisdiction, and not the fiat of government, can determine when the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper