Wike slams plans by Nigerian govt to regulate social media

Nigeria Politics

Rivers State Gover­nor, Nyesom Wike has criticised plans by the Feder­al government to regulate social media.

According to Wike, this is a ploy to suppress the rights of the citizens to criticise the All Progressives Con­gress (APC) government.

The Governor made this disclosure on Friday during the inau­guration of nine reconstructed streets in Old Government Res­idential Area of Port Harcourt.

“You have misled the country. You told us lies through social media. The same social media that you used to take over gov­ernment, the same social media you want to regulate and ban. The same social media you used to tell Nigerians lies of how for­mer President Goodluck Jona­than did not do this, how PDP did not do that.

“Now, you want the same so­cial media to be regulated. You don’t want freedom of speech. Now, you want to gag them. Did anybody gag you when you were using them?” Wike noted.

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