The General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCGG); Pastor E.A Adeboye, has defied the Twitter ban on Monday describing tweeting as being in accordance with Article 19 of the UN universal declaration of human right and that the Twitter ban by the federal government of Nigeria would be disregarded by his church members.
Adeboye made this known on Monday, despite the suspension of the microblogging site by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Recall that the Nigerian government had on Friday suspended Twitter from its country’s cyberspace but Adeboye and RCCG had continued to use the platform but we don’t know if he is tweeting from Nigeria or outside Nigeria. Many Nigerians have been using Virtual Private Networks to access Twitter.
Pastor Adeboye pointed out clearly that RCCG is domiciled in more than 170 nations and therefore won’t bow to the ban.
- “The Redeemed Christian Church of God is domiciled in more than 170 nations and territories. The tweets here are in accordance with Article 19 of the United Nations universal declaration of human rights,” he said on Twitter.
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Article 19 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights read, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Adeboye’s reaction to the Twitter ban comes two days after Attorney-General Abubakar Malami threatened to arrest and prosecute any Nigerian caught using Twitter, saying a federal press release announcing suspension of the social media giant in the country would be enforced as a law.
Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign affairs; Geoffrey Onyeama met with envoys from the UK, US, Ireland, Canada and the European union to explain the government’s decision on Twitter. It was widely reported that the minister stated the only condition to lift the suspension was for the management of twitter to commit to ‘responsible usage’.
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