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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected alleged moves to regulate social media in Nigeria

Byadmin

Nov 5, 2020

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected alleged moves to regulate social media in Nigeria.

The party in a statement issued by its national Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Wednesday, described it as unconstitutional, anti-people and attempt to silence Nigeria.

Mr Ologbondiyan said that the attempt to censor the social media was targeted at muzzling outspoken Nigerians.

He said it would also silence citizens from exposing cases of corruption, injustice, human rights abuses and constitutional violations by government officials.

Mr Ologbondiyan said that instead of curtailing citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed rights, government should rather take steps to reassure Nigerians of efforts to address corruption, treasury looting, abuse of human rights, nepotism and unaccountability.

He advised the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to become more accountable, particularly in exposing corrupt officials including those alleged to be involved in diversion of funds voted for COVID-19 palliatives. Mr Ologbondiyan said while the PDP did not in any way condone the dissemination of fake news, it rejected the attempt to hide under fake news to use regulation of social media for selfish political reasons.

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