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Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Emergingnation(m): 8:00am On Oct 07, 2021
Ahm well, so I, I, I, you know, I am not, you know, I am”: Tolu Ogunlesi suffers to defend Buhari’s Twitter ban


Mr Ogunlesi appeared on a CNN segment with Larry Madowo on Wednesday, where he was asked whether he was in support of the ban or not.

Tolu Ogunlesi, a new media aide to PresidentMuhammadu Buhari, tried unsuccessfully to defend the regime’s illegal and indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.

Mr Ogunlesi appeared on a CNN segment with Larry Madowo on Wednesday, where he was asked whether he was in support of the ban or not. 

“Ahm well, so I, I, I, you know, I’m not, you know, the government of Nigeria has made a decision.

You know aah.. and for me, no it’s so, I’m not sure that’s the question you should be asking me,” Mr Ogunlesi said as the host pushed him to give a yes or no response.

“I think it’s a win-win actually for both twitter and the government of Nigeria.

That’s certainly the view I get out of the um negotiations. It’s a win-win for both parties and ehm, I’m happy about that?”

Mr Madowo quickly pushed back that the unconstitutional and repressive measure could not have been a win-win as Mr Ogunlesi suggested because Nigerians have already deployed VPNs to bypass the restriction and continue to use Twitter to carry out their businesses and comment on state policies.

Following the ban in Nigeria on June 4, Mr Ogunlesi and fellow supporters of the Buhari-led regime, including Bashir Ahmad, Ajuri Ngelale, Philip Obin, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, stopped using Twitter to engage online.

They moved to Koo, an Indian social networking platform used by less than 200,000 of Nigeria’s over 200 million population.

Information minister Lai Mohammed, while announcing the suspension in a press statement on June 4, said Twitter activities were capable of undermining Nigeria’s national security and corporate existence. 

The ban was ordered days after Twitter removed Mr Buhari’s tweet for threatening genocide against Nigerians of Igbo ethnic group who have long oppossed his sectional and exclusive government.

Attorney-General Abubakar Malami also said the ban was ordered because using Twitter in Nigeria was seditious, a claim that has been condemned by rights activists.

Since the ban in June, Nigerian government officials had been in a series of meetings with Twitter, but neither party would disclose the details of ongoing discussions.

Twitter, however, assured repeatedly to Peoples Gazette that the talks have been cordial and fruitful.

Mr Ogunlesi, an opinion writer and former critic of the political elite, quickly switched sides when he was asked to be one of the president’s dozens of new media assistants in 2016.

He has continued to defend the government’s actions, even when they conflict with his previously-held positions.

Following the murder of at least nine #EndSARS protesters in Lagos on October 20, 2020, Mr Ogunlesi disappeared from social media.

He, however, returned a few weeks later to continue his service to the Buhari regime, beginning first with a Medium article that many readers criticised as a show of support for the soldiers’ brutality.

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Illuminatiship(m): 8:03am On Oct 07, 2021
Na thief and thief dey Waka..

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by skywalker240(m): 8:10am On Oct 07, 2021
Two faced idiot


What do you expect a theif and a liar to do when he is out of options?

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Truekay: 8:11am On Oct 07, 2021
You can't defend a fool without making a fool of yourself.

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Maxymilliano(m): 8:14am On Oct 07, 2021
Defending a failure like Buhari will sure make you stutter, it is not easy defending ineptitude

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Nobody: 8:16am On Oct 07, 2021
In all ramifications, it is very difficult to defend this government.

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Truekay: 8:17am On Oct 07, 2021
You can't give what you don't have. Face of deceit

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Shetemi12(m): 8:19am On Oct 07, 2021
Whether he suffers to defend or not. He has done his part and he will have something called salary to collect. What are you suffering to defend to have salary. NOTHING

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Crossroad1(m): 8:19am On Oct 07, 2021
Incompetent idiots..

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Nobody: 8:20am On Oct 07, 2021
Nah Paris the wyere even dey angry

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by duro4chang(m): 8:21am On Oct 07, 2021
It is always difficult to market a bad product.

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Lovelive: 8:33am On Oct 07, 2021
Shetemi12:
Whether he suffers to defend or not. He has done his part and he will have something called salary to collect. What are you suffering to defend to have salary. NOTHING

Silly sink comment

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Shetemi12(m): 8:38am On Oct 07, 2021
Lovelive:


Silly sink comment

I dont expect you to reason HIGH. You aint among the HIGHEST in the class. Dumb

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by FactBoyz: 10:36am On Oct 07, 2021
He must have wanted to say "My oga at the top does not want me to say anything yet"

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by PointZerom: 10:36am On Oct 07, 2021
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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by ThatFairGuy: 10:36am On Oct 07, 2021
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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by slawormiir: 10:36am On Oct 07, 2021
Damnnn niggarrrr
Not surprised

Alot of dumb and no good sons and daughters of bitches always trying to defend this administration

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by osuofia2(m): 10:37am On Oct 07, 2021
HE IS DOING A GOOD JOB. IPOB AND YORUBA CHRISTIANS SHOULD STOP MAKING IT SEEMS LIKE ITS A BIG DEAL.

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Authoreety: 10:37am On Oct 07, 2021
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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by ChangetheChange: 10:37am On Oct 07, 2021
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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Blackfire(m): 10:37am On Oct 07, 2021
If you want to lie... give it to yourba people...

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by Nobody: 10:38am On Oct 07, 2021
grin Twitter come for road a President dey drive Baba grin grin grin

Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by whytediamond(m): 10:38am On Oct 07, 2021
He has been Paid his Salary. Make una allow padi man collect him next pay o

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by feelgoodstuffs(m): 10:38am On Oct 07, 2021
Mumu government

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by janedonez(m): 10:38am On Oct 07, 2021
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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by tony0806: 10:38am On Oct 07, 2021
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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by mactoni91(m): 10:38am On Oct 07, 2021
You just can't give what you don't have...

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Re: Tolu Ogunlesi Suffers To Defend Buhari’s Twitter Ban on CNN by RZArecta(m): 10:39am On Oct 07, 2021
I've said it before, you can't support/defend the activities of this junta without sounding mad. Tolu just proved me right once again cool

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