REVEALED: APC Senator Behind Anti-Social Media Bill
Investigations have revealed that a bill which seeks to send Nigerians to Jail should they be found wanting of hyper criticising the government, reportedly waiting for the passage of the Nigerian Senate was sponsored by an APC Senator from Ogun State, Senator Alhaji Sefiu Adegbenga Kaka.
Senator Kaka representing Ogun East Senatorial district elected under the platform of the All Progressive Congress reportedly lobbied his colleagues in the Senate to hurriedly pass the bill into law, a Peoples Democratic Party Senator said.
The Senator said they were shocked to their bone marrow when Senator Kaka began to lobby them to hurriedly pass the bill into law. When asked why they were shocked, he noted; “between us in PDP and his party, who have you guys helped more? Who have you critics and journalists defended and attacked more? We are at the receiving end of you press men in the media while you paint them as angels. Ordinarily, we should be the one sponsoring such bill, not APC”, he told our reporter.
A highly placed source within the APC fold who is not happy with the bill confided in us that the bill is being sponsored for 2015. When asked what he meant by that, he revealed that they (APC) will form the central government in 2015 and they will not want to face the kind of critical reports and write-ups currently being faced by the PDP, hence they have to act now before the time. He however stated that he was not in support of such bills that gag freedom of expression.
Investigations reveal that Senator Kaka has not sponsored any major bill since his ascension to the senate apart from this obnoxious law that he has carried out diligently with his heart and soul. The bill we gathered was hatched by the APC leadership. A source within the PDP however stated to us that they will kill the bill during the third reading, to spite the APC.
Journalists and top social critics we gathered have began making international contacts to stop the passage of the bill, with some are getting ready their international passports ready in case of massive clamp down on them. The bill is expected to sentence critics to seven years of jail term.
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