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Ex-US President Donald Trump has praised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of the operations of Twitter in the country.
In a statement on Wednesday sighted by Africa Daily News, New York, Trump urged other countries to emulate Nigeria.
‘Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech — all voices should be heard,’ the statement read.
‘In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?’
Trump’s statement is coming barely four days after Facebook slammed a two-year ban on him over his role in the insurrection on Capitol Hill.
Africa Daily News, New York recalls that Trump, had falsely claimed that he defeated President Joe Biden in last year’s election, had charged his supporters to take over the US Congress during the ratification of Biden’s victory.
In the violence that ensued, the lawmakers fled the parliament while the ratification process was delayed.
Social media companies had moved against the then outgoing president.
Just last Friday, Facebook said Trump deserved maximum punishment for violating the platform’s rules.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK