The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has refused the alleged moves to regulate social media in Nigeria.

The party in a statement gave by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday depicted it as illegal, enemies of individuals, and an endeavor to quietness Nigeria.

Ologbondiyan said that the endeavor to blue-pencil the social media was focused on gagging candid Nigerians.

This as per him is especially against youths, media, and common society associations requesting responsibility and skill from the government.

He said it would likewise quiet residents from uncovering instances of defilement, foul play, denials of basic freedoms, and protected infringement by government authorities.

“Our gathering rejects the cases that the regulation bill is focused on checking counterfeit news.

“This is on the grounds that our country as of now has enough implementable laws to counter the scattering of phony news and rebuff guilty parties.”

Ologbondiyan said that as opposed to shortening residents’ naturally ensured rights, the government ought to rather find a way to console Nigerians of endeavors to address debasement, depository plundering, maltreatment of common liberties, nepotism, and unaccountability.

He prompted the All Progressives Congress (APC)- drove the government to turn out to be more responsible, especially in uncovering degenerate authorities including those affirmed to be engaged with the redirection of assets decided in favor of COVID-19 palliatives.

Ologbondiyan said while the PDP didn’t in any capacity overlook the scattering of phony news, it rejected the endeavor to cover up under phony news to utilize regulation of social media for narrow-minded political reasons.

The Northern Governors Forum had on Monday communicated uphold for the continuous endeavors to regulate social media so as to check the spread of phony news in the nation.

The Forum communicated its help in a dispatch gave by its Chairman and Governor of Plateau, Mr. Simon Lalong, after its gathering in Kaduna with traditional rulers and other key stakeholders in the locale.

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