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Suspension: Lawmaker seeks middle ground between FG, Twitter

The Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe has called for truce between the federal government and twitter following the suspension slammed on the operations of the latter in the country.

Oloriegbe, who spoke at the sidelines of a special prayer to mark his two years anniversary in office expressed hope that the ongoing conversation between the federal government and twitter will be a win-win situation for both parties.

The senator’s truce is coming just as the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Federal government over the matter in Abuja.

According to him, “Presently, the federal government and twitter are having ongoing conversation over the issue which we are all hoping will be a win-win situation for both parties in the best interest of everybody.

“But what is very clear in all of this and which we must emphasized is that there was never a time that announcement was made on the proscription of twitter in the country. That is a wrong narrative to the conversation”, he added.

Oloriegbe’s constituents convened the event to seek divine face and guidance for the remainder of his sojourn in the temple of lawmaking.

The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Muhammad Bashir Solihu who led the spiritual gathering which also featured recitation from Noble Qur’an was assisted by other prominent Islamic scholars from Ilorin.

In his lecture, an Ilorin-based Islamic preacher, Sohibuli Bayan, cautioned office holders not to be swayed with momentary euphoria of being in offices.

He said they should constantly be reminded that some occupied the offices yesterday and that they were no longer in their former offices should suffice as lesson for today’s office holders.

The cleric, who eulogized Oloriegbe for his performance in the past two years as Kwara Central Senator, admonished him to be conscious of his legacies so as to have good stories to tell at the end of his tenure in office.

At the prayer session, which also coincided with the presentation of magazine and awards, were delegation of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, Senator Sodiq Umar of Kwara North, Leader of the State House of Assembly, Abubakar Magaji Olawoyin among other leading figures in the states.