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Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by etokhana: 7:19pm On Jun 05
June 5, 2021

Press Statement


Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order is Illegal, Null and Void -PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declares that the directive by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration to arrest and prosecute any Nigerian using Twitter, is blatantly unconstitutional, illegal, null and completely of no moment.

The PDP asserts that the directive by the APC through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, is not only downright ludicrous, but shows the frenzied desperation by the Buhari Presidency to muzzle, victimize, clamp down on innocent Nigerians and foist a totalitarian system on our country.

The PDP states that nothing in our extant laws, not even the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, constitutionally criminalized the use of Twitter by Nigerians or empowers the Federal Governments to arrest and prosecute any Nigerians for using Twitter.

For Malami’s information, section 36 (12) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) provides that “a person shall not be convicted of a criminal offence unless that offence is defined and the penalty therefor is prescribed in a written law, and in this subsection, a written law refers to an Act of the National Assembly or a law of a state, any subsidiary legislation or instrument under the provisions of the law”.

President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC are informed that there is no extant law that defined the use of Twitter as a criminal offence and there is no penalty prescribed in a written law for the use of Twitter by any Nigerians.

Moreover, they should also realize that the suspension of Twitter by the APC Federal Government, in addition to its unconstitutionality, only suspended Twitter operations and not the use of Twitter by Nigerians.

The directive by the Attorney General to arrest and prosecute any Nigerians found using Twitter, does not have the backing of any law enacted by the National Assembly or any state legislative house, and as such, Malami’s declaration is completely of no legal consequence.

Malami’s directive to arrest and prosecute Nigerians using Twitter is therefore an attempt to suspend the 1999 Constitution (as amended), a development which bears the imprints of the leaked memo in which Mr. President was reportedly advised to suspend the constitution and strip Nigerians of their rights and freedom.

The PDP again cautions the Buhari Presidency and the APC to end their acts of suppression against Nigerians as such amounts to pushing the people to the wall.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

https://www.facebook.com/333519270030012/posts/3958420910873145/

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Thinktwicemybro: 7:22pm On Jun 05
Lol
Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Amotolongbo(f): 7:25pm On Jun 05
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) declares that the directive by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration to arrest and prosecute any Nigerian using Twitter, is blatantly unconstitutional, illegal, null and completely of no moment.

Make dem go prosecute Pastor Adeboye then

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by adioolayi(m): 7:25pm On Jun 05
Over to you Mr Malami ...Any counter argument before I give my verdict

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by NaijaRoyalty(m): 7:26pm On Jun 05
So when will Facebook ban Buhari forever ?

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by TooMuchStuff: 7:28pm On Jun 05
Easy Pizzy we all know that APC is Terrorism.

Twitter should be back to everyone in few days time

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by SARSCoV2: 7:31pm On Jun 05
PDP should please STFU

Twitter ban is a win for freedom of speech

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by OnionBandit(f): 7:31pm On Jun 05
Buried party

You guys better go and collect your money back from all those useless twitter influencers you have paid to bring down this government. Kanu, rinu, Reno and others.

As e dey red, in few weeks from now, expect to see PDP and these influencers drag each other to court over unpaid balances or partial completion of contracts

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by zxxtx: 7:31pm On Jun 05
Terrorist government their plan to Islamize Nigeria won’t work... you can restrict Nigerians from accessing Twitter but can’t track Boko Haram.

You are only inciting pandemonium

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by GreaterFuture(m): 7:32pm On Jun 05
Una set don get enough criticism Material

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by TriCee: 7:32pm On Jun 05
Twitter diversion! Bandits still abducting and killing.

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Xhuntra: 7:32pm On Jun 05
Buhary, his children and all his brainless supporters will all die miserably

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Nwaezeudo: 7:32pm On Jun 05
Hope the quota system goon of a SAN called Malami has gotten the report that bandits annihilated 88 persons in his backyard in Kebbi?

May such a blood sucking monsters regime never visit the country again!

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Jostoman: 7:32pm On Jun 05
Somebody should update us about the helicopter spotted in the bush in Southwest. Thank you

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Sunofgod(m): 7:32pm On Jun 05
Except in sharia states...
Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by bhella10: 7:32pm On Jun 05
Talk talk and more talk. No action
Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Fiscus105: 7:34pm On Jun 05
lndeed power intoxicates , Malami who was not imagined he would ever become attorney general of a state few years back that is now chief law officer of most populous black nation on earth, new head of cabal and defacto president, who is eyeing president seat come 2023.

If Malami is not staggering by the enormous power at his disposal who will he?

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Coronavirus123: 7:34pm On Jun 05
Soap Opera
Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by temptnow: 7:34pm On Jun 05
Malami is mad

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Zagatto: 7:34pm On Jun 05
Interesting
Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by Lanretoye(m): 7:34pm On Jun 05
How did he pass law school self

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Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by zimmaking(m): 7:35pm On Jun 05
Amotolongbo:
Make dem go prosecute Pastor Adeboye then
I had a dream late last year that Bishop Oyedepo will be arrested.With all humility my dreams are sharp and accurate,please take note of this.
Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by tiswell(m): 7:35pm On Jun 05
fake news
Re: Twitter Suspension: Malami’s Prosecution Order Is Illegal, Null And Void - PDP by jaytee01(m): 7:35pm On Jun 05
It is very obvious that Malami has run mad and is now dancing naked in the market!

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