Pastor Tunde Bakare the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Church has revealed that he never demanded for the regulation of social media in Nigeria.
In a post on his Twitter page, the clergyman wrote;
“Nowhere in my @AriseTV interview did I ‘demand regulation of social media in Nigeria’ as is currently making the rounds. We may agree to disagree, but we must always be fair and factual in our reporting. Clickbait and #FakeNews can snowball into grave unintended consequences.”
However several media reports on Wednesday morning revealed the Pastor stated that “laws should be enacted to guide the conduct of social media in the country.”
Addressing journalists yesterday in Lagos State, Pastor Bakare said;
“There is no free freedom anywhere in the world; there must be freedom with boundary.
“I am not saying curtail them or we can’t use social media in Nigeria. But there is no nation where there are no balances.
“For instance, look at the picture of a drama that was shot somewhere else but was used to say soldiers have killed protesters. Those things can grieve and create troubles.”
“But we cannot be draconian; we are not going back to Decree 4.”
The clergyman further declared that he would become Nigeria’s president, as he urged the government to listen to Nigerians and make laws “that will be beneficial” to all citizens.