A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has again reacted to the controversial hate speech bill, giving the only conditions under which he will support it.
Fani-Kayode, in a tweet, stated that the only way he can support the hate speech bill is if its provisions are made retroactive and if President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu would be made first victims.
The former minister also mentioned the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo and the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.
Fani-Kayode who is a strong critic of Buhari’s administration said those political leaders should be punished for their hateful words over the years.
He said: “I will support the Hate Speech Bill if its provisions are made retroactive and if its first victims are Buhari, Bola Tinubu, Lai Mohammed, Nasir El Rufai, Festus Keyamo, and Rotimi Amaechi.
“Promise to hang them first for their hateful words over the years and the bill gets my support.”
Fani-Kayode earlier berated Buhari’s administration over the bill which seeks to prevent the spreading and broadcasting of falsehood and manipulation using social media platforms via internet broadcasts and transmissions.
The former minister had also urged Nigerians not to support the move, saying it would not work.
“Do not support the so-called #antihatespeechbill. It has one purpose: to silence and intimidate the opposition,” he tweeted.
“If it becomes law it is goodbye forever to free speech and democracy. Even the legislators that support it will be amongst its victims and casualties in the future.”Share to your friends