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Hate Speech bill an insult to Nigeria – PDP National Legal Adviser

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 17, 2019, 06:27:59 PM
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Joe Effiong, Uyo

The National Legal Adviser of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Emmanuel Enoidem, has described the Hate Speech bill being proposed by the National Assembly as criminal and an insult to the image of the country.

Speaking to reporters yesterday in Uyo on the issue, Mr Enoidem said the bill, which critics fear will gag freedom of speech in the country, is damaging to the country.

He likened the bill to Decree 4 enacted by the military government of Muhammadu Buhari, as head of state in the early 80s, saying the provisions of the bill will impact negatively on Nigeria.

He urged the press to rise up against it, saying if the bill becomes law, the press will be its first victim.

Enoidem alleged that the bill was a strategy to Islamise Nigeria and make President Muhammadu Buhari return to rule the country for a third term.

He explained that the N100 billion which the Federal Government gave to the Miyetti Allah was a subtle plan to initiate the islamization of the country through the acquisition of lands.

Enoidem noted that the money given to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) is to be used to revive the failed RUGA (Rural Grazing Areas) policy of the Federal Government, adding that prospectors have already started scouting the country to acquire large expanses of lands under the pretense of building hospitals and other infrastructure.

“The Hate Speech bill being considered by the National Assembly… is very negative in intention, it is criminal in action,” he said.

“This is akin to Decree 4. But if you look at Decree 4 and compare it to the provision of the proposed bill, you will know that it has more negative provision than the one proposed by the military.

“Who defines what is Hate Speech? If the press keeps quiet about it, they would become the first victim. It is better we stand up and speak against this evil that is coming. The bill is very insulting to the common conscience of the country, it is very insulting to the image of the country, and is very damaging to all of us. We need to stand up and speak against it as a people.

“This bill has two major focus in view: It is going to be a major instrument if Buhari fails to translate himself into a 3rd term [President]. Because that proposal is in the mill, he will use it as a religious weapon against those who will come against the Islamisation of Nigeria. You don’t have to believe it, but it will happen,” Enoidem said.

“The RUGA project that was stood down is being reactivated in a very subtle manner. They have some vendors now who go about acquiring land because the Federal Government has given Miyetti Allah N100 billion but they are still insisting on the remaining N50 billion, because they demanded for N150 billion. That money is for them to buy land privately in different locations in the country, now that is a penetration strategy.

“As I talk to you, even in Akwa Ibom, the vendors are here to acquire land in pretense that they want to build hospitals, etc. Eventually, the Hausas will come and settle there, colonise the place and make the place a Northern enclave.

“This law that they have proposed was supposed to come as an executive bill but they brought in somebody to sponsor it for them as a private bill, because they know that if it comes as an executive bill, the intention will be seen through,” he stated.

Source: Sun

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By: dayan (M) |Time : November 17, 2019, 06:49:13 PM
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“The Hate Speech bill being considered by the National Assembly… is very negative in intention, it is criminal in action,” he said.

“This is akin to Decree 4. But if you look at Decree 4 and compare it to the provision of the proposed bill, you will know that it has more negative provision than the one proposed by the military.

I was beginning to think that Nigerians are brain dead until I came across this news and opinions from this man.

EVERYTHING the Buhari government has done since this year has been focused on one goal - TO FORCE RUGA DOWN NIGERIAN THROATS.

All you need to do is pay attention. Don't even listen to any individual. Just follow the news closely and connect the dots!

That bill is CRIMINAL in intent.

Some people want to amend the Nigerian constitution to foist an ethnic/religious hegemony on all Nigerians.

My fear really is that such moves will only end in internecine conflict and would still change nothing in the end, because no ORIGINAL founding region of Nigeria namely EASTERN, WESTERN or NORTHERN (middle belt)would ever allow a change in indigenship of their own areas.

And this is not a new feeling or belief.

Ahmadu Bello himself and Tafawa Balewa did not believe in a Nigeria where people changed indigenship.
To Ahmadu Bello, an Igbo (or anyone from Eastern Nigeria) could NEVER be a Northerner. He even preferred expatriates to Southern Nigerians for jobs in the North!

How come now, that the same "North" wants to forcefully indigenize northerners in Eastern Nigeria?
What is chasing them?
Desert encroachment?
Well, they should have seen that coming 60 years ago. But they didn't.
And even blind Igbos (Nzeogwu and Ifeanjuna) who wanted to save them from their myopia by killing Ahmadu Bello and his crew only succeeded in inviting violent response from the same North!

I honestly don't think that the so called "hate speech bill" would achieve anything other than war in Nigeria, because people still would not allow any non-indigenous ethnic groups to forcefully settle among them.
People may stop talking, but then they will pick up arms, because they still have to "speak": Remember they are human beings and not trees!

Even current Nigerian constitution insists on "state of origin" in everything, and there is a reason for that.

Thank you for this expose, sir.

Re: Hate Speech bill an insult to Nigeria – PDP National Legal Adviser

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 17, 2019, 06:50:53 PM
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“Who defines what is Hate Speech? If the press keeps quiet about it, they would become the first victim. It is better we stand up and speak against this evil that is coming. The bill is very insulting to the common conscience of the country, it is very insulting to the image of the country, and is very damaging to all of us. We need to stand up and speak against it as a people.

“This bill has two major focus in view: It is going to be a major instrument if Buhari fails to translate himself into a 3rd term [President]. Because that proposal is in the mill, he will use it as a religious weapon against those who will come against the Islamisation of Nigeria. You don’t have to believe it, but it will happen,” Enoidem said.

This is the meat of the sandwich!

Re: Hate Speech bill an insult to Nigeria – PDP National Legal Adviser

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 17, 2019, 06:52:21 PM
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“The RUGA project that was stood down is being reactivated in a very subtle manner. They have some vendors now who go about acquiring land because the Federal Government has given Miyetti Allah N100 billion but they are still insisting on the remaining N50 billion, because they demanded for N150 billion. That money is for them to buy land privately in different locations in the country, now that is a penetration strategy.

“As I talk to you, even in Akwa Ibom, the vendors are here to acquire land in pretense that they want to build hospitals, etc. Eventually, the Hausas will come and settle there, colonise the place and make the place a Northern enclave.

This is the rest of the ingredients in this expose.
He who has ears let him (or her) hear!

Re: Hate Speech bill an insult to Nigeria – PDP National Legal Adviser

By: Ramjoe (M) |Time : November 18, 2019, 06:13:11 PM
Seriously!

I have never been this scared about the prospect of a better Nigeria...

Mr. Enoidem just laid bare some more secrets about the true intent of these men.

Passing the hate speech bill... Gradually encroaching into every corner of the federation... Officially they will nail people for speaking up, unofficially they can hurt people since they will be "almost" everywhere...  :o

E dakun, eyi le gan o... God have mercy on us!

Re: Hate Speech bill an insult to Nigeria – PDP National Legal Adviser

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : November 18, 2019, 08:46:32 PM
May God have mercy on us in Nigeria.

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