The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to protect the country’s sovereignty by supporting the federal government’s suspension of Twitter, claiming that it is in the country’s best interests.
Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, stated in a statement released Saturday, June 5, that the Twitter ban was a challenge to Nigerian youths to build another app.
“APC urges Nigerians talented in the development of social media/software applications to seize the opportunity of the suspension of Twitter operations in the country to develop homegrown applications that can rival existing social media platforms and meet the need of Nigerians. Russia has VKontakte (VK), China has Weibo, among several homegrown social media platforms. The APC believes that the country has the potentials and talents that can develop alternative and competitive applications to existing platforms in the world. Twitter’s suspension will undoubtedly serve as a positive trigger to unleash the creative potentials of Nigerians in the global digital space,” the party said.