Stop your governors from stifling free speech

A coalition of activists has accused Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, of ignoring the harassment of journalists and disturbing cases of human rights violations by its governors.

The activists in a letter written to the party chairman, Uche Secondus, and submitted to the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Friday, expressed their displeasure.

The group noted “the rising intolerance and disturbing cases of human rights violations, in some states where your party members presently hold sway” and therefore called on the PDP and other opposition parties to speak against this tide.

They noted the arrest and detention of Agba Jalingo, a journalist, and Michael Itok, a bank marketer with Prudential Microfinance Bank, by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State and Governor…

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