“I Will Not Support Death Penalty For Hate Speech” – Soyinka Disclosed

Nigerian Veteran Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has Pass a letter to the National Assembly over the consequence of passing a bill stipulating death penalty for hate speech.

Remember that the bill was sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North), and has already passed the first reading at the Senate.

Soyinka disclosed that he will never be in support of fake news and hate speech but a death penalty was not acceptable to him.

He said in his letter:-
“It is not a fake news that I have against the purveyors of public lies and hate material as the very scum of the earth, I have called them names that come close to enrolling me among the very reprobates we all so feeling criticize.
“I have employ every available platform to highlight their perverse mentality and call for concerted action against their hyper-activism against humanity in general.
“I have closed down dozens of fake sites instituted over my name, and set in motion mechanisms for the pursuit of those who steal my identity, even where the content is quite harmless, even positive.
“As you may have discerned so far, I again, and unapologetically, exploit this very development to reiterate my detestation and contempt for such pestilences that plague our humanity.”
Prov. Soyinka advised  the Nigerian lawmakers to find another way of resolving the issues than passing into law of death warrant.

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