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FG has no right to regulate freedom of opinion – Minority Reps

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Minority Caucus within the Home of Representatives has accused the federal authorities of getting an urge for food to ‘suppress’ constitutionally assured rights of residents in Nigeria, following its current “declaration” of lifting the ban on the usage of Twitter within the nation.

 

The caucus, in a press release launched on Friday January 14 by its Chief, Ndudi Elumelu, acknowledged the the structure ensures freedom of speech and opinion by Nigerians, together with expressing such via social media instruments like Twitter. 

 

The lawmaker acknowledged that this freedom of opinion shouldn’t be subjected to partisan approval or regulation below a democratic rule.

 

The assertion learn; 

 

“That’s the reason on the wake of the ban on the usage of Twitter in Nigeria in June 2021, the Minority Caucus within the Home of Representatives forcefully condemned the choice as a provocative, obnoxious, and unjustifiable clampdown on the rights of Nigerians which additionally confirmed the APC authorities’s intolerance and aversion to the views, opinions, and aspirations of Nigerian residents, particularly the youths on issues of state.

“It was additionally within the gentle of that that the Minority Caucus within the Nationwide Meeting stood by the legislation and charged Nigerians to proceed utilizing Twitter no matter the unconstitutional ban since they might not be contravening any recognized legislation in Nigeria or any worldwide statutes.

“Our caucus holds that the declaration of a elevate on the ban on Twitter quantities to regulatory approval on freedom of speech, which is totally unknown to our legal guidelines. The APC authorities ought to moderately be apologising to Nigerians for infringing on their rights in addition to for the massive financial losses recorded on account of the ban.”

 

Urging the APC-led administration to be open to the views of Nigerians and make changes for the great of the nation, the caucus additionally counseled Nigerians for his or her resilience, improvements, and resistance to ‘suppression’ by the APC authorities. In addition they gave assurance of not relenting within the struggle for rights of the folks always.

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