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

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Twitter Ban: FG has no right to regulate freedom of opinion ? Minority Reps

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has accused the federal government of having an appetite to ‘suppress’ constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens in Nigeria, following its recent “declaration” of lifting the ban on the use of Twitter in the country.

 

The caucus, in a statement released on Friday January 14 by its Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, stated the the constitution guarantees freedom of speech and opinion by Nigerians, including expressing such through social media tools like Twitter. 

 

The lawmaker stated that this freedom of opinion should not be subjected to partisan approval or regulation under a democratic rule.

 

The statement read; 

 

“That is why at the wake of the ban on the use of Twitter in Nigeria in June 2021, the Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives forcefully condemned the decision as a provocative, obnoxious, and unjustifiable clampdown on the rights of Nigerians which also showed the APC government’s intolerance…



Source: Linda Ikeji

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