PDP Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the moves by some sections of the country to get the Federal Government to regulate the social media in Nigeria.

The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, on Wednesday, described it as unconstitutional, anti-people and an attempt to silence Nigerians.

Ologbondiyan said that the attempt to censor the social media was targeted at muzzling outspoken Nigerians.

He claimed the move is particularly against youth, media and civil society organisations demanding accountability and competence from government.

He claimed it would also silence citizens from exposing cases of corruption, injustice, human rights abuses and constitutional violations by government officials.