By Chioma Iruke
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filled a lawsuit against the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and his Minister Lai Muhammed.
The advocacy group who made this known on Sunday through a statement via Twitter said the lawsuit was filled due to a recent order by the government asking radio and television stations to delete their Twitter accounts.
SERAP which stated that such actions of the government was geared towards authoritarianism said: “We’ve filed a lawsuit againt the Buhari administration and Mr Lai Muhammed for ordering TV and radio stations in Nigeria to stop using Twitter, and to delete their accounts.
“Allowing public officials to operate at their whims and caprices will lead to authoritarianism.
“In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/496/2021 filed last Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja, we’re seeking “an order of injunction to stop President Buhari, NBC and Mr Lai Muhammed from censoring and controlling the social media operations by broadcasters and service providers.”