Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili; ex-Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, and activist Aisha Yesufu have dared the President Muhammadu Buhari government to arrest them as they continue to share information on Twitter.
Fayose twitted: “Malami, I just tweeted. No shaking!”
Fani-Kayode tweeted, “I HAVE tweeted. I CHALLENGE you to do your WORSE!
“You CANNOT threaten, intimidate, overwhelm, silence or defeat a lion.
“We ROAR and CHARGE with rage, strength, fire and power into the HOTTEST part of the battle with songs of praise on our lips!
“No fear! No retreat! No surrender!” Fani-Kayode tweeted.
Ezekwesili tweeted: “Many fellow Nigerians presently on @Twitter are happy to be prosecuted by @NigeriaGov for exercising your constitutionally guaranteed right to speech and association?
“Please join me and joyfully ??￼??￼your hands so @MalamiSan can find us quickly and take to court.
Aisha, in response to Ezekwesili said: “I’m already putting together protest kits for those in prison! We start the revolution from the prisons.
“The rest of the world should know it is in their interest to ensure dictatorship is not allowed in Nigeria. Imagine if there is a mass exodus from Nigeria. See the way we have taken over the trend list in many countries #KeepitOn
“Anyone criminalizing the use of twitter in Nigeria is a criminal #KeepitOn
“Nigeria is in the News all over the world for the wrong reasons. This government is such a disgrace!”
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) had threatened that any Nigerian still making use of Twitter after the Government banned Twitter use in Nigeria would be arrested and prosecuted.