Geneal NEWS

Critic Ayesha Bukhari released as a result of public outcry – Shehu Sane

Former Senator for Kaduna Central District in the Senate, Senator Shehu Sani, said on Sunday that the just-released critic, Ms. Ayesha, Aminu Mohamed was fortunate because many Nigerians stood in his defence.

DAILY POST reports that 500 level student at Federal University Dutse, Aminu Mohammed has been arrested for tweeting against Ms Ayesha.

However, after many popular protests, the president’s wife, Mrs. Aisha, ordered the security men to release him.

Responding to Aminu’s release on his Facebook wall on Sunday, Shehu said the intent was to punish Aminu to act as a deterrent to others.

Whatever might be good for Amino is an afterthought. The actual intention was to smash him and send a clear message to other young critics on social media.

Had social media not raised his defense, he would have rotted in jail. They simply bowed to pressure after realizing the beast they had unleashed.

“No one is going to arrest you, flog you, send you to jail and then claim some kind of kindness.

“The victim, now free, can fall into such hasty make-up and emergency largesse. What will not change is that in the 21st century and in the age of social media, you cannot suppress the rights of people to hold public servants accountable and therefore their families.

“There are those who spent many years in prison in the days of our youth under military rule just for expressing our opinions. In our case, we do not thank those who imprisoned us, we thank God who delivered us from those who imprisoned us and reaffirm our commitment to the struggle.

Not everyone who posts on social media is an activist. But everyone has the right to freedom of expression.

“My message to young people in the world of social media is that opinions can have consequences. You must also be willing to stand up for your beliefs and expressions. Don’t post or tweet if you’re a coward. Don’t be afraid to go to jail for criticism. We’ve been there many times and strengthened Our resolve. he wrote.

Critic Ayesha Bukhari released as a result of public outcry – Shehu Sane

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button