Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday walked out of the House of Representatives during a plenary session following the rejection of the request to ask the Federal Government to reverse the ban on Twitter.
Recall that the Federal Government on Friday, 4th June 2021 announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter, stating the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence as the reason for the ban.
Following this development, the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila had earlier mandated the relevant house committees to investigate the suspension of the microblogging site and report back within 10 days.
Subsequently, Kingsley Chinda (PDP caucus leader) from Rivers State raised a point of order, demanding that the House should ask the Federal Government to lift the suspension pending the investigation.
However, Gbajabiamila ruled him out of the order, saying when a matter had been concluded and ruled upon, it cannot revisited.
The PDP lawmakers also insisted they could not continue with the plenary session and threatened to go to court over the matter.