Members of Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, in the House of Representatives yesterday walked out of plenary after the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, turned down a request to get the House to ask the Federal Government to review the #TwitterBan.
The lawmakers staged the walkout after its caucus leader, Kingsley Chinda was ruled out of order by Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Hon. Chinda had prayed the House to urge the Federal Government to suspend the ban while it conducts its investigation into the legality of the ban.
The PDP caucus in had earlier threatened legal action against the Federal Government over its ban on Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.
Leader of the caucus in a statement last week Sunday noted that the Nigerian government does not have the power to ban the social media platform.
The Federal Government had, on Saturday, announced the “indefinite suspension” of Twitter operations in Nigeria – two days after the site took down a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari.