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Freedom of Speech or Insubordination? What “Political TwitterNG” discussed today

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A tweet on Sunday evening kick-started a discussion on whether what transpired is a case of defiance of authority, or freedom of speech as prescribed in the constitution.

User @boluxxxx quoting a tweet where someone said another individual is spreading lies against him and his business because they had different opinions on a certain issue.

@boluxxxx who apparently, works in the present administration in the presidency, said: “Small thing @akandeoj (Laolu Akande, VP Osinbajo‘s spokesperson) screen grabbed a tweet and signed a letter on behalf of Pastor Osinbajo to my office that I called him novice online.”

The tweet drew reactions from users who wanted to know more.

“Faced a panel who couldn’t indict me cos referenced tweet was taken out of context but panel insisted it was ‘order from Pastor Osinbajo’,” she said in another tweet.

Replying another user who expressed disappointment, @boluxxxx said: “Bro! They said the Twitter account is security risk to the Nigerian state and dropping prejudicial tweets. I was howling!!!”

According to @boluxxxx, the letter (from Akande) also said that she is making statements against an administration her father is supposed to be a part of.

“Girl!!!! Now added ‘if she can say that knowing her father should be part of this government imagine the other things she she’s been saying’,” another tweet said.

Twitter users have been torn in between lamenting that free speech is gone in the present administration and that she shouldn’t have called out her boss using social media.

While we could not get the tweets where she made the “novice” comments, here are two tweets @boluxxxx shared today in the course of the discussion (both of which have now been deleted).

@boluxxxx added that the comments were made when Osinbajo was acting president.

BellaNaijarians, what are your thoughts?

8 Comments

  1. Biker Chic

    September 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    No thots.

  2. Kay

    September 11, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Somebody that wanted to die on the line for GEJ is here calling Osinbajo a novice. Lock her up and lose the key!

    • amaa

      September 12, 2017 at 2:49 am

      Really and finally prove the dictatorship that the APC lead government has been accused of. GEJ said I am the most insulted President that Nigeria ever had when I live you will value your freedom. The Drunk from Otuoke in quote was laughed at . We are slowly getting there I hope young people are watching . This might be an over zealous panel but who gives them the power to act the way they do

    • JohnnyBgoode

      September 12, 2017 at 4:33 am

      No, little Hitler. You can neither ‘lock her up and throw away the key’ or gag her. Hell no. If you don’t like to hear opinions other than yours, wriggle back under that rock whence you came. This here is the twenty~first @$€%#. Century!

  3. Lolarae

    September 12, 2017 at 2:42 am

    its wrong to abuse your organisation online especially if you work for them girl bye

    • Ecstasy

      September 12, 2017 at 7:34 am

      All i’m saying, government work or otherwise. Seems she has a job on standby

  4. Dr.N

    September 12, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Wow!

  5. Aibee

    September 13, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I know na me carry last on this matter, but please, who is she and who is her father? Trying to get a context for the whole story.

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