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Entertainment of Saturday, 5 June 2021


They can't stop kidnapping but can ban Twitter - Banky W tackles FG

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Singer and politician, Banky Wellington popularly known as Banky W, has expressed his disappointment at the federal government for its decision to suspend Twitter operations in the country.

He took to his Twitter handle to slam the government for their failure to deal with kidnapping, banditry and other ills in the country but were quick to ban social media platform Twitter over the president's deleted tweet.

Banky noted in his series of tweets that the youth should be wise and desist from voting for candidates above 65-years-old.

His tweets read

''Nigerian Government bans Twitter, and announce the ban ON Twitter. You can't make this up. Clueless.

They can't stop kidnapping, armed robbery and terrorism... the country is as unsafe as ever... yet they can seize passports and block bank accounts of peaceful protesters. They ban cryptocurrency. They ban Twitter. Completely out of touch with the plight of young people.

The retirement age in Nigeria is 65. What if we decide not to vote for anyone over the age of 65? Regardless of party. If you'll be over 65 at the time of elections, we won't vote for you. It'll at least eliminate an entire group that has had enough opportunities to fix this mess.

We did #NotTooYoungToRun. Can we consider doing #NowToOldToRule? If you're over 65, you've had your chance to help fix this mess. Isn't it time for that entire generation to rest? The Nigerian Government should not be a retirement home. It's worth a thought. It's worth a shot.

I know being young does not guarantee good leadership. But at least a younger crop of candidates reduces the possibility of us being stuck with leaders who are completely out of touch with young people. We can then focus on Competence, Character & Credibility. #NowTooOldToRule''

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