Social media bill: China also hangs corrupt politicians, Nigerians reply Aisha
First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has come under intense criticism on social media for voicing her support for the social media bill which seeks to arrest and fine Nigerians who make annoying comments on social media.
Aisha had at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs General Assembly and National Executive Council in Abuja said China regulated the social media of its over one billion citizens and Nigeria should be able to control its own population which is about 200 million.
She said, “On this issue of social media, you cannot just sit in the comfort of your house and tweet that the Vice President has resigned. It is a serious issue. If China can control over 1.3 billion people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria cannot attempt controlling only 180 million people.”
Everybody knows that I am a proponent to Aisha Buhari because of her values.
I defended her on several issues and gave her soft landing including when she proposed to build private University and names it after her husband.
As a matter of fact, I volunteered to mobilize my followers to contribute to her CAUSE.
My personal advice to her is to stay away on this Hate Speech and DICTATORSHIP BILL so that it’ll not mar all her good attributes.
Recall what Barack Obama said recently in South Africa about DEMOCRACY. He said that Democracy is FREEDOM of SPEECH and RIGHTS to protest. He also said that DEMOCRACY is FREEDOM of EXPRESSION and INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY. According to Obama, Democracy isn’t when all the OPPOSITION is locked up and elections are RIGGED. He said that DEMOCRACY is about minority RIGHTS.