Veteran Nollywood actor Yemi Solade, has supported the Federal government’s Twitter ban, describing the move as the “best decision the Presidency could have made”.
Solade, in an interview with GoldmyneTV, said the social media platform went too far by insulting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and by extension, all Nigerians.
He said, “This is not the first time Twitter will try to humiliate Nigeria. It happened to Pastor Chris Oyakilhome some years back. I think the white supremacist and imperialist tendencies should be curbed sometimes.
“As much as I am of the opinion that everybody has a right to expression and thoughts, but when a platform is used to want to ferment trouble and project anarchy, there should be rules regulating such practices. In this case, a lot happens on Twitter.
“I am not really a Twitter fan; I do little on Twitter. I would want to align with that school of thought that says Twitter was not really helping. Nigeria has so many problems to contend with and Twitter was not really helping the country.” he said.
According to Solade, most of the posts Twitter made were far too negative, especially hitting the government of Nigeria.