Buhari ‘won’t assent inconsistent Social Media Bill’


Buhari ‘won’t assent inconsistent Social Media Bill’

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to protect free speech in keeping with democratic tradition.

He promised that he won’t assent to any legislation that might be inconsistent with the constitution.

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This followed public hostility towards the Social Media Bill being debated by the Senate.

Reacting to the public outcry against the bill, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari has sworn to defend the constitution and would not lend his hand to anything that was inconsistent with the document.