GBAJABIAMILA PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR PRESS FREEDOM.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on July 15, 2021
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said he would not be part of the ongoing move to stampede the press and freedom of speech.
He has also allayed fears over the purported removal of provision for electronic transmission of election results from the committees report.
Gbajabiamila disclosed this during the second annual dinner/award of excellence held at the instance of the House of Representatives Press Corps as he however noted that there is nowhere in the world where freedom of expression is absolute.
He assured Nigerians of the readiness of the House to present the report of the security summit to President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as lay the report of the Electoral Act, Amendment Bill before embarking on the two months recess.
He said he would not be part of any bill that would gag the press, pointing out that no bill will come to the floor of the House that seeks to gag the press, because the press is supposed to be the voice of the people.