Nigerians lampoon ex-presidential aspirant for threatening Twitter CEO
A 2019 presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Adamu Garba, has come under heavy attacks for telling Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, to steer clear of the #EndSARS campaign and threatening legal action against him.
Garba came after Dorsey, after the latter tweeted “#EndSARS” in solidarity with thousands of Nigerian youths calling for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigerian Police Force, notorious for brazen assaults, extrajudicial killings and extortion.
In a series of tweets, Garba who hails from Adamawa state, threatened legal action against he Twitter founder. But Garba has received widespread backlash for taking on Dorsey with many Nigerian youths calling for the suspension of his Twitter account.
Popular comedian, Mr Debo Macaroni who is one of the youths on the forefront of the #EndSARS campaign, knocked Garba, writing on his Twitter handle @mrmacaronidebo, “Idamu (trouble) for Adamu”.
Mr Macaroni added, @jack, don’t be intimidated, this is an example of what we are fighting for, they are Pained cause we are speaking up and this is just the beginning.. Kindly ban this idiot so he would have nothing else to do with his phone.. we love you Jack”.
Also, popular actress, Kate Henshaw wrote, “I am embarrassed on ‘its’ behalf”, adding that “…humans have sense, this one is not one of us clearly”.
Hip Hop singer, Wizkid, also came after Garba, writing via @WizkidtheLegend, “Dear Jack, this is an example of privileged opportunists we have in power, who don’t know their boundaries”. @adamugarba, there is nothing political about #EndSARS movement. It’s a united movement of Nigerian youths saying end police brutality. Your account needs to be suspended”.