Former Governor Peter Ayodele Fayose on Monday said any Nigerian arrested by the Federal Government for using virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to access Twitter will be celebrated.
The former governor was reacting to the growing discontent in the country resulting from the indefinite ban placed on the operations of the microblogging site, Twitter in Nigeria and a directive given by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, that Nigerians still using Twitter be arrested and prosecuted.
Nigerians, in their numbers, have however continued to access Twitter through VPNs.
Fayose, who had earlier tweeted: “AGF Malami, I just tweeted. No shaking!”, followed up on Monday morning, when he tweeted: “Good morning Nigerians. Like Buhari, no President elected by Nigerians can be a law unto himself. It is our right to use Twitter and other social media platforms and we’ll keep tweeting. I’m tweeting and so are many other Nigerians.
“Anyone they arrest will only end up being celebrated. No one should be moved by empty threats of arrest. Certainly, what has a beginning must have an end. This dictatorial govt came and shall definitely go. No shaking! Good days ahead.”