PDP has condemed the Hate Speech bill being proposed by members of the 9th Senate. In a statement released by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party says the law is targeted at those perceived to be opponents of the APC-led government.
The Senate is proposing a death sentence for anyone found guilty of hate speech.
According to PDP, the Hate Speech law can only find space in Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, Idi Amin’s Uganda and not in this era or in a democratic state such as Nigeria. The party challenged the proponents of the bill to start by condemning and setting penalties for those behind the ‘body bag’ comments as well as the ‘baboon and the dog blood’ narrative, which led to bloody unrest and the death of many innocent Nigerians.