The Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) has referred to as on the US of America, United Kingdom, Canada, and different members of the worldwide communities to impose visa ban on President Muhammadu Buhari and a few members of his cupboard, who’ve been concerned within the current suspension of Twitter within the nation.
In an announcement issued by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, premised this demand on what it referred to as “the violation of United Nations Worldwide Constitution on Human Rights by President Muhammadu Buhari by banning the usage of Twitter in Nigeria.”
The PDP insisted that the ban on Twitter “is a transparent violation of Article 19 of the UN Constitution in addition to part 39 of the 1999 Structure (as amended), which assured freedom of expression to all Nigerians.”
The assertion learn: “The PDP urges the international locations to bar President Buhari, Lai Mohammed, Abubakar Malami, and their members of the family from coming into their territories for any non-public functions in any respect.
For the avoidance of doubt, Article 19 of the UN Constitution on Human Rights gives that ‘Everybody has the best to freedom of opinion and expression; this proper contains freedom to carry opinion with out interference and to hunt, obtain and impression data and concepts by way of any media and no matter frontiers.’
“In the identical vein, part 39 (1) of the 1999 structure (as amended) gives that ‘each individual shall be entitled to freedom of expression, together with freedom to carry opinions and to obtain and impart concepts and knowledge with out interference.’
“Our occasion holds that the trio of President Buhari, Lai Mohammed and Abubakar Malami and their brokers can not proceed to take pleasure in diplomatic privileges and rights prolonged by advantage of their places of work in Nigeria, whereas on the identical time blatantly flouting the UN Constitution, which Nigeria is a signatory to, in addition to the 1999 Structure (as amended) upon which provisions they maintain workplace.
That is extra in order the stifling of knowledge circulation as being witnessed within the ban on Twitter additional creates an enabling atmosphere for abuse of human rights and acts of terrorism in our nation.
“The PDP calls on the worldwide neighborhood to carry the trio of President Buhari, Lai Mohammed and Malami liable for the escalated abuse of human rights, constitutional violations in addition to the conditions that embolden terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and vandals in our nation.
“Moreover, our occasion has commenced the compilation of checklist of APC leaders, concerned within the infringing on the rights of Nigerians for onward transmission to the UN and different world our bodies for sanctions.”