Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has been accused of ordering the arrest of OAP Segun Onibiyo over allegation of ‘hate speech’.
Facebook user Dogara Rabboni Aluwong who raised an alarm over the arrest, described Governor El-Rufai as vicious, strident, malicious, venomous and borderline inciting critic of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. He further advised the Kaduna State Governor to accept criticism, as it is an inseparable part of the democracy package and must therefore be accommodated in all its forms and ramifications.
“A few minutes ago, it came to my attention that my young friend, Osmg Onibiyo aka SMG, a fiery AOP and civil rights activist got detained on the orders of a man who is more reckless with his mouth than any other sitting governor in Nigeria.
Segun Onibiyo has been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command, allegedly on the orders of Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, reportedly for “hate speech”.
Just as I knew Governor El-Rufai for his vicious, strident, malicious, venomous and borderline inciting critic of the Goodluck Jonathan administration, I also know Onibiyo to be a persistent critic of the APC government.
For all his poisonous vitriol against the PDP and President Jonathan, never once was El-Rufai’s liberty threatened.
I hereby appeal to you, Mr. Governor, to accept that criticism, even vicious vitriol, comes as an inseparable part of the democracy package and must therefore be accommodated in all its forms and ramifications.
Any “democrat” who fails to accept free speech as part of democratic practice is a FAKE DEMOCRAT and a TYRANT in disguise.”