Femi Branch shades Yemi Solade over pro-Twitter suspension comments

Femi Branch

Nollywood actor Femi Branch has shaded his colleague Yemi Solade over the latter’s recent comments on the suspension of Twitter in the country.

Yemi, during an interview with Goldmyne TV, applauded the government’s suspension of the social media platform, insisting that it insulted the president of the country and by large the citizens of the most populous black nation in Africa.

Femi said he didn’t want to comment on the Twitter saga but after hearing comments, he felt the need to air his opinion.

The 51-year-old actor and producer shared a video on his Instagram page on Tuesday where he bared his mind.

“I just want to express myself on the whole Twitter ban, I said I was not going to say anything, but after hearing the comment of someone I don’t want to mention the name, I feel compelled to say something, very quickly, there is nothing good about the Twitter ban,” he said.

“It is only those that are working for or supporting the government that will see nothing wrong with the action of the government. We all know the role Twitter plays in our life as people, especially young people. In terms of job and expressing themselves.

“It is only someone who is not progressive that will say the ban is a good thing, and Twitter has helped to save a life when things are happening in some extreme parts of the country, passing information that can save lives, helps in creating awareness.

“It is not good for the country and the image. Trump was removed from Twitter, but he didn’t ban Twitter, if you are a private individual and you see nothing wrong with the Twitter ban, I think you need to examine your brain.”

The Federal Government suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria on Friday, June 4.

According to the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, Twitter’s actions are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.