Ex-Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan criticises government
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is reported to have hit out at moves by the government of current President Muhammadu Buhari to curb hate speech, the Punch newspaper is reporting
Mr Jonathan shared a picture from a post he made on Facebook in 2014.
According to Punch the country’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo stated last week that the Federal Government would treat hate speech as terrorism. The military, in turn, said that as part of its job it would be monitoring social media.
Mr Jonathan’s post has been shared over 10,000 times with over 2,000 responses. Here are some of them:
The prophet saw this coming a long while, now we are been repressed, adieu freedom of speech.”
They don’t blame you anymore. They now blame rats for their gross incompetence The Nigerian military now wants to troll Facebook instead of focusing on the fight they are losing heavily in the north east.”
Your gravest mistake was your weakness towards facing Boko Haram we were trapped and unsafe in our own homes, if there was no Boko Haram you would still be president because nobody hated you in the north for any other reason than this.”
Abdul Babangida Hassan