The Chief Executive Officer, IPI Group, Adamu Garba, has said Google removed his social media platform, Crowwe App, from the Google Playstore because he requested that it should be removed contrary to the rumours that it was removed because of complaints from Nigerians.
He said he made the request because the app needed to be updated and that it would be back in the Play Store on Tuesday.
Garba, said this in a chat with The PUNCH on Monday.
Garba who is a chieftain of the ruling the All Progressives Congress said since Twitter was suspended some 10 days ago, thousands of Nigerians had migrated to Crowwe.
He had sued Twitter in 2020 over the role in the #EndSARS protests.
Recall also that Garba, in an interview with Channels TV expressed happiness over the federal government's decision to ban Twitter.
On whether the app was removed due to the complaints by Nigerians, Garba told the PUNCH that it was not true, adding that Google does not remove apps from its Playstore solely because of complaints.
Garba added, "We took down Crowwe App because we are trying to update the codes and then put it back up. There are some bugs that we identified which can prevent future downloads so we decided to bring it down, edit the code and then put it back up.
"Yes, a lot of people have been posting reports but it has no effect on the app. The truth is that before you publish an app, you have to pass through a lot of audits, and a lot of these people commenting don't know.
"The app being installed has nothing to do with the user but has everything to do with the app itself. There is a bug affecting the contact list information so we had to submit a support report to take it down which was done. We are almost done with the publishing and we will push it back and it might be installed tonight or tomorrow morning."