Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has criticised plans by the Federal government to regulate social media.
According to Wike, this is a ploy to suppress the rights of the citizens to criticise the All Progressives Congress (APC) government.
The Governor made this disclosure on Friday during the inauguration of nine reconstructed streets in Old Government Residential Area of Port Harcourt.
Wike linked this planned social media regulation to the need to escape criticism due to the administration’s appalling handling of the affairs of the nation.
You have misled the country. You told us lies through social media. The same social media that you used to take over government, the same social media you want to regulate and ban. The same social media you used to tell Nigerians lies of how former President Goodluck Jonathan did not do this, how PDP did not do that.
“Now, you want the same social media to be regulated. You don’t want freedom of speech. Now, you want to gag them. Did anybody gag you when you were using them?” Wike noted.