Connect with us

News

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

Published

on

Segun-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.

READ ALSO: Buhari to attend gas summit in Equatorial Guinea

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.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

thirteen + 8 =

Investigations