Rapper MI Abaga has reacted to a post by Festus Keyamo, SAN, in regards the opposition of the social media bill before the Nigerian Senate perceived to be aimed at silencing the freedom of speech.
Keyamo took to social media to slam activists who are clamouring for the bill to be thrown out of the senate.
According to him, the social media activists who kick against the bill are the same ones who block social media users with opposing views.
He tweeted: “Those so-called overnight Social Media ‘activists’ who oppose the Social Media Bill should first stop blocking those who irritate them with insults, unblock all those they have blocked and apologise to them. You can’t be intolerant and ask others to be. Practice what you preach”.
In response, MI Abaga pointed out that there is a difference between blocking people on social media and what the social media bill poses to do.
He tweeted: “I’m sure you can see the difference esteemed sir. Blocking people (which is so much fun by the way) doesn’t infringe on the other persons right to say what they want to say.. I don’t have to listen to you isn’t the same as I won’t allow you speak #SayNoToSocialMediaBill”.