Social network and microblogging site, Twitter, on Monday, locked the account of popular Nigerian investigative journalist, David Hundeyin.
Pageone observed that Hundeyin’s Twitter account was locked after he posted evidence of the undisclosed dual citizenship of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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He had published evidence showing the former Lagos State governor has an undisclosed dual citizenship from Guinea but lied in perjury before the 2023 general elections, when he filled on the EC9 declaration form of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he had no other citizenship except the Nigerian passport.
The revelation of Tinubu’s undisclosed dual citizenship has since generated controversy across the country and beyond, hence, Tinubu’s supporters reported Hundeyin’s account to Twitter management for allegedly “posting private information.”
Hundeyin confirmed the blocking of his Twitter account to newsmen on Monday.
Also, his news platform, West Africa Weekly, confirmed the development in short statement saying that “After posting evidence of @officialABAT’s undisclosed dual citizenship and perjurious INEC EC9 declaration, West Africa Weekly founder @DavidHundeyin’s Twitter account has been maliciously reported for “posting private information” and is temporarily locked.”
Reacting to the locking of Hundeyin’s account, another popular investigative journalist, @PIDOMNIGERIA said, “Once you put out secret information against corrupt APC officials in government, or off government, their agbado mob will be deployed to report your twitter account en masse, since they have nothing as response to your expose.”