Signatures Collected For The Recall Of Social Media Bill Sponsor, Bala Na’Allah Surpasses 100,000
Despite the harassment, intimidation, unlawful arrests and damn right street violence orchestrated by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah and his political thugs against law-abiding innocent people of Kebbi South, the recall process against the treacherous Senator has reached a critical stage. We are delighted to report that as of this morning (13/12/2015), well over 100,000 signatures have so far been collected for the recall of one of the most dangerous Senators Nigeria has ever seen.
Bala Ibn Na’Allah is supposedly a lawyer, a pilot, a two-time serving member of the house of representatives and now the Deputy Senate Majority leader. All this accolade is now worthless, considering his woeful democratic credentials and affront for the rule of law.
Following the exposure of his past criminal records at the NDLEA where Senator Bala was a commander during which he stole 12 KG of Heroine, the former drugs peddler threatened to sue the CUPS organisation in London. He came to London and paid expensive legal fees only for him to realise that it was an impossible mission to sue CUPS and win. Bala’s anger then turned on formulating a traitors bill that is targeted at CUPS and the rest of Nigerian masses. He masterminded and sponsored the obnoxious Social Media Bill that guarantees 2 years imprisonment, N2 million fine or both for what he called “propagating falsehood”.
For the avoidance of doubt, it is important to mention that the peaceful demonstrators in Zuru yesterday got full permission from the local authority, Police and DSS to demonstrate. Notwithstanding the lawfulness and peacefulness of it, Bala Ibn Na’Allah deemed it fit to deny his very own people exercising their God given fundamental human right to freedom of expression and constitutional right to peaceful demonstration. Report filed by CUPS activists who attended the demonstration told of unprovoked violent attack on the demonstrators, which resulted to vehicles being smashed and many people sustaining different degrees of injuries and had to be hospitalised.
Furthermore, it is important to mention that the peaceful demonstrators were actually attacked not while they were marching on the streets, but while they were gathered at a rallying point waiting to be informed that the demonstration was called off because of earlier intelligence received which suggested that Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah had dispatched over 50 weapons carrying thugs to come and cause mayhem. We at CUPS are all too aware that violence begets violence. This is never the Nigeria that we yearn for. We therefore call on all the activists on ground in Zuru to remain calm and law-abiding. They must never seek to avenge for this senseless act of violence and lawlessness.
As the collection of the signatures for the recall of Bala Ibn Na’Allah is approaching its formal conclusion, we solicit the support and prayers of all Nigerians at home and abroad for the final success of this patriotic mission. The struggle to recall Bala Ibn Na’Allah is a project of immense interest and significance to all Nigerians. God willing Bala will be recalled from the Senate. Once that milestone is achieved, the Nigerian Senate will never be the same again.
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May God save Nigeria and Nigerians. Amen.
Dr. Idris Ahmed.