A former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has berated the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami for deactivating his Twitter handle after the Federal Government’s ban.
The federal government had announced the ban on Twitter on Friday, but took effect on Saturday.
After the ban, Nigerians opted for Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in a bid to access the platform.
However, Malami came out on Saturday and ordered the immediate prosecution of offenders of the Federal Government ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria.
On Tuesday, Malami announced the deactivation of his Twitter account but it is believed that the Minister used VPN to access Twitter after the ban.
In the screenshot shared by Malami, there is a key icon on the left side in the notification bar, indicating that Malami’s phone was connected with a VPN to access Twitter.
Reacting to the development, Sowore described Malami as a corrupt and incompetent lawyer for criminally deactivating his Twitter account.
In a post on his verified Facebook, the SaharaReporter publisher also accused the Minister of Justice of birthing a full-fledged dictatorship.
Sowore wrote: “A message I left for Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of (In)Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN on his Facebook comment section after he criminally deactivated his Twitter account;
“A lawless, heartless, corrupt, unjust and incompetent lawyer saddled with the ministry of justice who doesn’t have an idea what it means to work for justice.
“An Attorney General that initiated a memo to birth full fledged dictatorship. Be reminded of what befell your predecessors. You won’t escape the harsh verdict of history! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo”.