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Falana Says FG’s Meeting With Twitter Late, Backs ECOWAS Ruling


Basic freedoms extremist, Femi Falana (SAN), has portrayed the gathering between the Federal Government and the administration of Twitter as late.

Talking on Channels Television, Falana demanded that the central government should have connected with Twitter before the boycott to stay away from Nigeria’s present humiliation.

“The Federal government’s gathering with Twitter is a decent advancement yet in numerous examples, they put everything out of order.

“I feel this ought to have been done before. The public authority fought when it was disappointed with specific turns of events.

“This sort of meeting would have been considered a whole lot sooner and the humiliation and burden that Nigerians were exposed to would have been completely kept away from. Yet, I think it’s anything but a decent advancement that the two sides will meet,” he said.

On ECOWAS administering preventing the government from capturing and arraigning anybody utilizing Twitter, Falana hammered the public authority for dismissing the decision.

As indicated by the senior legal counselor, having confirmed the conventions building up the ECOWAS court, Nigeria will undoubtedly submit to its decision.

“During the 60s and 70s it was advantageous for despots in Africa to argue power that no one ought to meddle with our inner undertakings,” Falana said.

“However, in nowadays and times, one nations have submitted part of their powers to global bodies, for this situation the ECOWAS.

“Nigeria has approved the conventions setting up the court just as the advantageous task. It is, in this manner, past the point where it is possible to surge back home and say we are free, we are a sovereign country.

“You have effectively conceded that your exercises can be inspected by the supernational court like the ECOWAS Court.

“What occurred for this situation when SERAP documented the case under the steady gaze of the ECOWAS court, charging that the right to opportunity of articulation of Nigerians has been abused by the suspension of Twitter, the public authority joined issue, brought up genuine criticism and secured it specifically on specific arrangements of the reformatory code identifying with rebellion which is humiliating.

“We made it clear to the court that the rebellion was unlawful.”


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