It was billed as the anti-twitter. Now Crowwe, Adamu Garba’s app that is being promoted to replace Twitter in Nigeria, has vanished from the Google Play Store.
The app, advertised as an instant messaging and financial transaction software with a digital wallet that allows users to send and receive money while speaking, had been beset with negative feedback.
Following the Federal Government of Nigeria’s declaration of a Twitter ban, the former presidential candidate promoted the Crowwe app as a viable alternative to the microblogging site that can help “develop Nigeria.”
“Join Crowwe now! Build your country, Build your people and Build your Brand. Join Crowwe now,” Mr Garba tweeted. “This is the best opportunity to grow Nigeria to Build Nigeria, Crowwe to the World.”
Mr Garba’s attempt to seize the opportunity of Twitter Ban in Nigeria to advertise his app met stonewall rejection from Nigerians.
In an interview with Channels TV, expressed delight that the federal government had prohibited Twitter’s operations in the country even though he was a prominent user of the service.
Mr Garba had previously called for the microblogging platform to be banned after it deleted president Buhari’s genocidal post.
“Twitter has no right to infuse into our local political affairs. It’s a company not a government. By removing our democratically elected President’s speech to the people of Nigeria, Twitter need to shut down from Nigerian internet space. Twitter need to get out of Nigeria,” he tweeted.