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Tinubu’s CSU Certificate: Lawmakers Move To Regulate Fake News On Social Media

According to reports, lawmakers in the country are reportedly plotting to bring up a bill to regulate fake news on social media.

The member representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State, Comrade Chinedu Ogah, disclosed this while reacting to the viral claims on social media over the alleged Chicago State University (CSU) certificate forgery by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

According to Ogah, the National Assembly would soon adopt the bill and consequently sign it into law to regulate the spread of fake news on social media in Nigeria.

Ogah stated this while addressing journalists during the weekend in Abakiliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

“We at the National Assembly will soon enact a law on fake news essentially to control social media as it is in other countries. And that is to say that whatever people say or write will be regulated. You don’t sit in your room and post whatever you think to write.

“And from my own point of view, those people calling for the resignation of President Tinubu are doing it out of hatred. They have no facts. They believe what is posted on social media. Nigeria has rules; we have a constitution that the people are subjected to,” Daily Trust quoted the lawmaker as saying.

Recall that candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar is challenging the declaration of Tinubu by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the February 25th poll.

Atiku alleged in his petitions that Tinubu forged his CSU certificate submitted to INEC for eligibility in the 2023 election.

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