PDP, Sagay condemn FG’s move to monitor social media

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The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the move by the federal government to monitor social media accounts of important personalities across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The major opposition party, while reacting to the proposed move of the federal government, said: “It was an effort to silence the opposition ahead of 2019.”

The government had earlier come up with the controversial policy to monitor and curb hate speech among the elite.

The PDP’s spokesperson, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, while speaking with our correspondent, maintained that “The proposed move by the government will only hinder true democracy in Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay has described the government’s move as horrible and undemocratic.

Sagay said, “Though I support curbing of hate speech across the country, going to the length of monitoring people’s social media is too extreme.”

It was also gathered that some federal lawmakers in the country have also reacted to the move, saying it was uncalled for at this time that the country is facing a lot.

 

 

 

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