MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has called on Twitter to ban Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni from its platform.
His remarks follows the permanent suspension of President Donald Trump from Twitter on Friday after citing a “risk of further incitement of violence”.
Posting on his Twitter account, Chamisa said “Mr @jack and @twitter as an African leader in opposition in a country where human rights are undermined,I stand in solidarity with @HEBobiWine & the people of Uganda.Dictators must not enjoy what they deny others. I call on you to ban @KagutaMuseveni from twitter #BanMuseveni.”
The Ugandan President Museveni banned all social media platforms on Tuesday, a few days before the presidential elections.
Addressing the nation in Kampala, Museveni accused Facebook of being arrogant in a bid to manipulate presidential elections outcome.
Facebook announced its shutting down of a slew of accounts belonging to government officials who were manipulating public debate.
The closing of his supporters’ accounts did not go well with Museveni, especially after Uganda failed in its efforts a few weeks ago to make Facebook close some accounts that the state deemed dangerous to the county’s security.
During his speech, Museveni said “Facebook decided to block National Resistance Movement message centers.
Why would anyone do that? I told my people to close it. If it is to operate in Uganda, it should be used equitably.”
Source: Bulawayo 24 news