Trouble Everywhere, As Nigerians Shut Down Rubber Stamp NASS, Declare Enough Is Enough

By Post-Nigeria: November 27, 2019 11:25

Trouble Everywhere, As Nigerians Shut Down Rubber Stamp NASS, Declare Enough Is Enough

Some angry Nigerians are currently protesting at the National Assembly, in Abuja, against the continued detention of Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare. 
The Protesters are also demanding the rejection of the anti-social media bill, by the National Assembly. 
They described the bill as a grievous infringement on the constitutional right to free speech.

The protesters noted that the Senate is aiding and abetting full grown dictatorship in the country, by proposing death penalty for offenders. 
According to the Convener of the demonstration, Deji Adeyanju, the new law is unnecessary, adding that, section 24 of the Cybercrime Act 2015, had addressed the issue of fake news and hate speech.

Armed Policemen have been stationed at strategic locations within the National Assembly Complex.
The protesters vowed not to allow any vehicular and human movement in and out of the Complex.

The bill, which was sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Sabi Abdullahi, among other penalties, seeks death penalty for those the government deems guilty of hate speech.