Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has withdrawn his case against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for allegedly supporting last year’s #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
Dorsey and many celebrities, sports stars and politicians spoke in support of the protests, which trended on social media especially Twitter in October, last year.
The protest which held in major cities in Nigeria for about two weeks was later hijacked by hoodlums who looted and destroyed public and private properties.
Amidst the protest, Garba sued the Twitter boss accusing him of meddling in the internal affairs of the country and indirectly fueling the protest.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain had at the time asked Dorsey to stay away from politics.
“You should know that the so-called #EndSARS protests have transformed into political agitation, capable of breaking law & order in our country,” Garba tweeted at the time.
He then followed up by instituting a $1billion suit against Jack Dorsey at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the #EndSARS protest across the country.
But on Monday Garba, who is the founder of IPI Group Limited said that he has instructed his lawyers to withdraw the case, saying his message had been passed.
According to him, “My case with Jack was an effort to try to prevent Nigeria from getting this foreign interference, all those international actors coming under human rights to cause havoc in our country.”
He stated that most of the foreign actors only “profit from our own instability and disunity.”
But he said his case against Jack had stopped him from further supporting the #EndSARS protest, adding, “To the best of my knowledge, that is a big win to stop him from playing the script they played in Egypt, in Syria, in Libya and so on. To the best of my knowledge, we have won in the case and we stopped him from interfering in our local politics.”
He however warned that should the Twitter CEO continue to interfere in the internal affairs of the country, he might continue with the case.
Garba however apologized to Nigerians especially the youth angered by his position during the protest, saying he was clearly misunderstood. He said his position was not driven by any ethnic or religious consideration.
Adamu Garba also made case for Nigerians to embrace their own Social media apps saying Nigerians’ data are not safe with the foreign apps.