Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the hate speech bill sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi, as an attempt to silence opposition.
He also accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of planning to establish a totalitarian fascist state in Nigeria.
Senator Abdullahi who represents Niger North on Tuesday sponsored a private bill to tackle hate speeches and other social media related contents, considered antagonistic to the interest of the Nigerian society.
Fani-Kayode reacting on his Twitter page said the bill was a “perverse sham and aberration seeking to silence opposition.”
Fani-Kayode tweeted, “The #Antisocialmediabill is a perverse sham and aberration that seeks to stiffle opposing voices.@MBuhari wants everyone to be silent and to bow before him. He wants us all to be spineless cowards and quislings like his dogs @ProfOsinbajo and @FemAdesina. This will NEVER happen.
“They want to hang people for so-called hate speech and they want to regulate social media. These people are worse than Hitler’s Nazis and they seek to establish a totalitarian fascist state. After they silence everyone they will set up Nazi concentration camps for their enemies.
“If you want Nigeria to be like North Korea keep playing the fool. Support the death penalty for free speech and support the regulation of social media. Do so just to please Buhari and his cabal. By the time they come for you & yours there will be no-one left alive to defend you,” he said.
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