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"We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Magne101: 11:15pm On Jun 08
We, Will, Keep Tweeting!

"The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny:" - Wole Soyinka

We are leaders of civil society organisations that work on governance, corruption, elections, digital rights & inclusion, women's rights and journalism in Nigeria.

We strongly support statements released by various civil society organisations and other stakeholders, condemning the suspension of the microblogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria, as this represents a continued assault on the civic space and anti-democratic clampdown on free speech.

We are also aware of the statement credited to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, threatening to arrest anyone who continues to tweet after the announced suspension.

We, therefore, wish to categorically say that we, as individuals, and our organisations, do not know any law that the act of sharing information breaks, and will continue to use Twitter, other social media platforms, and other media channels, to share information and engage with citizens.

We note that Section 36(12) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) makes it impossible to convict any person tor a criminal offence if that offence is not defined and its penalty not prescribed in a written law. On the power of Section 36(12) which protects a fundamental human right, we therefore note and state unequivocally that the Attorney General's statement threatening to prosecute citizens using Twitter contravenes the Constitution and is a violation of human rights around an utter abuse of power.

We stand with Nigerians who continue to exercise their fundamental human rights, especially as we will be celebrating Democracy Day on Saturday, June 12.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria #KeepItOn

Signed:
Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative (PIN)
Yemi Adamolekun, Executive Director, EiE Nigeria.
Adebayo Raphael, Centre for Liberty
Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)
Cheta Nwanze (@chxta)
Chioma Agwuegbo, TechHerNG
Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution
Concerned Nigerians
Cynthia Mbamalu, Director of Programs, Yiaga Africa
Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI)
Dorothy Njemanze, Executive Director, Dorothy Njemanze Foundation (DNF)
Edetean Ojo, Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda
Hamzat Lawal, Connected Development [CODE] / Follow The Money
Joshua Olufemi, Founder, Dataphyte
Idayat Hassan, Executive Director, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)
Kolawole Oluwadare, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
Lex Initiative for Rights Advocacy and Development (LIRAD)
Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga, Centre for Impact Advocacy (CiA)
Nana Nwachukwu
Nelson Olanipekun, Citizen Gavel
Olabukunola Williams, Executive Director, Education as a Vaccine
Oluwatosin Alagbe, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism
Raising New Voices Initiative
Seun Onigbinde, Director, BudgIT
Tunde Aremu
Udy Akpan, Executive Director, Youth Alive Foundation (YAF)
Y.Z Y’au, Executive Director, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)
https://www.facebook.com/143545969005013/posts/6320122561347292/

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Chevronstaff: 7:00am On Jun 09
1£ is 715 naira and Buhari/Osinbajo are concerned about twitter!

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Kewtt: 7:00am On Jun 09
Gbas Gbos errywia. FG seems to be losing legitimacy fast, as a result of not providing Justice!

Greenfield University kidnap. No Justice
Igangan massacre. No Justice.
Ebonyi massacre. No Justice.
Benue massacres. No Justice.
Suleija abductions. No Justice.
Abuja environs abductions. No Justice.
Ekiti killings and abductions. No Justice.
Ondo killings and abductions. No Justice.
Kara bridge killings and abductions. No Justice.
Kaduna massacres and abductions. No Justice.
Zamfara killings and abductions. No Justice.
Kastina killings and abductions. No Justice.
Kebbi killings and abductions. No Justice.

Peace needs Justice.

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by AchalugoNwa(f): 7:00am On Jun 09
grin

this one go pain Monogamy helinues

Las las we'll win

Buhari na criminal
no sane person listen to criminal
thunder fire Buhari supporters in Jesus name Amen

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by hybrid77: 7:00am On Jun 09
grin

If we all defy this senseless government, they would quickly realize how powerless they are...

#keeptweeting

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Romanoff(f): 7:01am On Jun 09
We plenty we done defy am already.

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Cuntface: 7:01am On Jun 09
Loving this drama.

Buhari and APC are useless and shouldn't be taken serious.

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by brainhgeek(m): 7:01am On Jun 09
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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by ClassicMan202(m): 7:01am On Jun 09
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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by harffie(m): 7:01am On Jun 09
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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Nobody: 7:01am On Jun 09
Okay. We dey here

Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by IamFINESSE: 7:02am On Jun 09
Make una no mind that useless mannequin in Aso rock grin


We will keep tweeting tongue

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by zeusdgrt(m): 7:02am On Jun 09
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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by EMXTAN1(m): 7:03am On Jun 09
Wahala!
Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by babyfaceafrica: 7:03am On Jun 09
Noted
Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by drake49(m): 7:04am On Jun 09
Glo twitter working this morning

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by BruncleZuma: 7:04am On Jun 09
grin grin grin grin

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by 1bunne4lif(m): 7:04am On Jun 09
OUR DARLING DADDY IS CONFUSED!

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by djsjxjfjdisjdjb: 7:04am On Jun 09
As FG dey disobey court order make we sef dey disobey their own order too.

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Khd95(m): 7:04am On Jun 09
How was mallami able to come online to deactivate his Twitter account, how was the short midget if kaduna able to tweet that Nigeria is teaching America on how to behave, if Twitter had been banned


The prosecution should start from these hypocrites grin

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Adeolajude(m): 7:04am On Jun 09
The clueless government thought they are teaching people to be obedient..but rather they teaching their followers how to be rebellious

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Colony20: 7:04am On Jun 09
These are interesting times in Nigeria

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Charmingrascal(m): 7:04am On Jun 09
How Malami became the Attorney General is still something I can't phantom.


I forgot we have a clueless mannequin as a President and he appoints his fellow clueless people to hold revered positions in Nigeria.


It has never been this bad.

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by realstars: 7:05am On Jun 09
See What Malami Has Done?

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Futurecrypto1: 7:05am On Jun 09
I have been tweeting since the 1960's and I aren't stopping now for any modafvcking reason

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by Solowande(m): 7:06am On Jun 09
See as a whole country govt dey disgrace e self... I dey shame for them. Dis govt obliviousness na on another level o!

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by gambia(m): 7:06am On Jun 09
Buhari has failed woefully, anyone still supporting this government needs urgent brain evaluation.

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Re: "We Will Keep Tweeting!" - Gbenga Sesan & 26 Other Civil Society Leaders by felixedet(m): 7:07am On Jun 09
Buhari and his last "fulani totalitarian regime" will never rise again a second time, just like affliction.

You guys shall soon not hear of this despot again.

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