Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says President Muhammadu Buhari is afraid of breaching any law or the constitution of the country.
Ngige said this when he appeared on ‘News Night’ on Channels Television on Monday.
He said Buhari is a democrat and that former President Olusegun Obasanjo will not grant Nigerians the freedom they are enjoying under the current administration.
“There must be a limit to politicking. If a government has done well, if a president has done well; you should give him in the areas of doing well, accolades there. Areas he has not done well, point them out and discuss,” Ngige said.
“This president is a democrat, and he is so afraid of breaching the constitution or any law; he is so afraid of it. I’m even stronger than him in terms of that.
“In what country? Even President Obasanjo, can he give you people this latitude? He will not. I know him. My dad or my granddad Obasanjo or senior uncle, he will not grant you people that.
“This president is now a willing horse and you people want to ride him to death.”
Many have described the government’s suspension of Twitter as “undemocratic” and an attempt to stifle free speech.
Twitter was banned after it took down a controversial tweet of Buhari, though the government said the platform “threatens the existence of Nigeria”.