Abia state government has warned citizens against going to social media to “disparage” governor Okezie Ikpeazu or his policies.
”You can no longer in this country go to Facebook and write what you think or feel to disparage somebody without knowing that there are laws concerning such things in Nigeria,” ACB Agbazuere, the Chief of Staff to governor Okezie Ikpeazu said while addressing journalists at the Government House, Umuahia on Monday.
Mr Agbazuere said that it was disheartening to know that it had become a way of life for some persons to spread false messages to disparage Abia government and its officials.
The state government threatened lawsuit on critics, saying, “If you think what you are saying is right, then you must justify it on the basis of the law, or else the law will take its course.”
Mr Agbazuere said any form of “destructive criticism” would not be welcomed, promising that the state would take legal actions against critics.
According to the chief of staff, “In the spirit of new year, such people should be wary and refrain from unpatriotic, irreverent and debilitating conducts.
“Government shall be constrained to fully resort to extant laws against such uncharitable individuals except they purge themselves.”
This is coming same yesterday the governor lambasted those asking about the completion of the Aba, Osisioma Flyover.
Ikpeazu in a radio program with Magic FM Aba, said most of the people talking about the Flyover does not even have a car.