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Hate Speech Bill would have been dead on arrival if Tambuwal was still Speaker —Osoba




A former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, has condemned the controversial Hate Speech Bill being considered at the Senate.

Osoba, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vowed to lobby the National Assembly to kill the bill.

He made this statement on Thursday during the ongoing 15th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference in Sokoto.

According to him, that the Bill would have been dead on arrival if the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, was still the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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The former Governor, who was the chairman of the event, said “how I wish Tambuwal is still the speaker of House of Representatives; the Hate Speech Bill would have not seen the light of the day.”

He added that the council would resist the draconian law stressing that some of them previously paid a supreme price in instituting democracy in the country.

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