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Seven-Year Jail Term Proposed For Social Media Critics- Atiku Condemns the bill

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I don’t understand why people cannot criticize  their corrupt leaders or under performing government officials anymore. The social media is the voice of the ordinary man, they can’t take it away from us. Thank God, Atiku Abubakar is kicking against the proposed bill seeking seven-year jail term for social media critics.

We understand some people do misuse it but it has brought about more accountability and transparency from our leaders.

The proposed bill tends to reduce some inflammatory comments against the government of Nigeria and its leaders, especially President Goodluck Jonathan.
However, the former Vice President took to his Twitter page Thursday morning to condemn the proposed bill, saying that, “I have always told our political leaders to see social media as a performance barometer, and not a threat.”
Atiku during an interview on why he relies on social media, especially Twitter, said, “It’s not all the time that I tweet. But then, I don’t think it is a question of bringing myself low or cheapening it. But that is a question of connecting. I believe you love your children. If they love something, won’t you love it?

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About Don Saint

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One Response to “Seven-Year Jail Term Proposed For Social Media Critics- Atiku Condemns the bill”

  1. IT WILL BE GREAT MISTAKE SEIZING THE ONLY MEANS THE PEOPLE HAS TO EITHER CRITICIZE THE GOVERNMENT FOR BAD PERFORMANCE IN OFFICE OR COMMEND THEM FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE. THIS IS DEMOCRACY AND OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH MUST NOT BE SEIZED, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD SEE IT AS A SCALE FOR MEASURING THEIR PERFORMANCE AND NOT A TREAT TO THEIR OFFICE. TURAKI YOU ARE THE MAN FOR ALWAYS STANDING WITH THE MASSES..

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