June 13, 2021

BREAKING: Rowdy session as Reps members walk out of plenary over PMB’s twitter ban

Following a plea by PDP caucus leader, Kingsley Chinda, for the ban on Twitter to be reversed, some law makers and members of PDP who were opposed by members of the opposition party walked out of plenary.

CRIMECHANNELS learnt that on Tuesday, June 8, Chinda moved a motion at the House of Representatives, praying that the Twitter ban imposed by the Federal Government be suspended in the interim.

However, his motion was opposed causing the session to become a bit rowdy as some members of the house traded words at each other.

The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, it was learnt ruled Kingsley Chinda, out of order, after he tried to impose himself on other members of the house as to why the President should not have banned the use of Twitter in the country.

It was gathered that some members of the PDP and lawmakers stood up and walked away after the motion was opposed.

Mr Chinda, who later briefed Journalists said the House will move an official motion on Wednesday, to that effect.

“The motion may likely be rejected by the House, but the lawmakers will move the motion notwithstanding, ” he added.

It could be recalled that the Federal Government banned Twitter in the country last week Friday. The ban came about after the President tweet was deleted by the US owned company.

Nigerians have continued to be vocal across all social media platforms for the ban to be reversed.


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