Buhari, APC’s Misrule Pushed Twitter to Locate African HQ In Ghana

Press Statement

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) laments that the unabating misrule of 
the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) pushed 
Twitter to take its African Headquarters to Ghana instead of Nigeria, 
despite the fact that Nigeria has far more twitter traffic and more 
business prospects than Ghana.

The PDP says Twitter’s preference for Ghana over Nigeria was occasioned 
by inconsistent economic policies, obnoxious suppression of free speech, 
stifling of online freedom and open internet by the Buhari 
administration and the APC.

This is in addition  to infrastructural decay, massive corruption and 
manifest failure of the Buhari Presidency and the APC to address the 
escalated insecurity brought upon our nation by their incompetent watch.

Indeed the decision by Twitter to by-pass Nigeria to locate its African 
operational base in Ghana is another sad commentary of how our nation, 
which was hitherto a global investment hub under the PDP, has now been 
so degraded in global economic competitiveness under the APC.

Nigerians were heavily despaired on Monday when the founder of Twitter, 
Jack Dorsey, announced that his company will be setting up its 
headquarters on the continent in Ghana despite Nigeria’s domineering 
twitter traffic in the sub region.

With an estimated 39.6 million twitter subscribers in Nigeria, which is 
bigger than the population of Ghana, Nigeria ought to be the 
destination, but for the anti-people policies of the APC administration.

It is sad that our nation has continued to lose huge foreign direct 
investments, which would have brought in more economic opportunities, 
especially for our youths, just because the Buhari Presidency and the 
APC lack the capacity to deliver on good governance.

The preference by Twitter for Ghana over Nigeria has further 
demonstrated that the Buhari administration’s claims on ease of doing 
business in Nigeria are mere media hypes.

Moreover, if President Buhari and the APC have the interest of the 
struggling youth demography of our nation at heart, they ought to have 
taken the necessary proactive steps to ensure that Twitter brought this 
huge investment to Nigeria, particularly given that we have the highest 
number of Twitter users on the continent.

It is indeed disturbing that the Buhari administration is taking no 
decisive steps to address the worsening situation in our country, which 
has become the world poverty capital under their watch.

The incompetence, insensitivity, corruption and laid-back attitude of 
the Buhari administration have continued to bring woes to our nation 
with an escalated 33% unemployment rate, closure of over 40 million 
hitherto vibrant businesses with millions of families now unable to 
afford the basic necessities of life.

It is painful that despite our national potentials, President Buhari 
administration has not shown the required commitment of engaging foreign 
investors and captains of industries to attract investments as being 
done by Presidents of other countries.

Instead the Buhari Presidency is only interested in accumulating foreign 
loans and mortgaging the future of our nation.

It has therefore becomes clearer that our nation cannot achieve any 
headway with the APC on the saddle.

The PDP therefore charges Nigerians to remain focused as we collectively 
rally on the opportunities granted by democracy to rescue our nation 
from the stranglehold of APC misrule.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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