Former Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Lawyer and a Nigerian Human Right Activist, Reno Omokri has called for the permanent suspension of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter account for threatening to start a ‘war’.
Disclosing this on his Twitter page, Reno commended Twitter for suspending the president’s account, but further insisted that the suspension should be permanent.
“I commend @Twitter for deleting @MBuhari’s tweet threatening Civil War 2 on Nigeria’s SE. It was a most irresponsible tweet and Nigerians are grateful to @Jack for talking that action. But please do not stop there. Delete his account. Buhari is a menace to the world
“Retweet to petition @Jack to permanently suspend @MBuhari’s account for threatening war on Nigeria’s SE. @Twitter suspended Trump’s account over the Capital storming.Why keep Buhari after he threatened to repeat a war that killed 1 million Biafrans?”. Reno stated.
Recall that in a statement shared by Buhari on Tuesday, 1st June, 2021 while affirming INEC of his administration’s fight against attack on national infrastructure, he spoke about the civil war experience and threatened to deal with those “bent on destroying” Nigeria through “insurrection”.
“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.” Buhari stated.
However, the microblogging site deleted the message on Wednesday following public outcry.
“This tweet violated the Twitter rules,” Twitter noted.