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Insulting President Jonathan is Now a Punishable Offence – Presidency

Those who are in the habit of calling President Goodluck Jonathan names may soon be in the black book of the presidency, as such act would no longer be tolerated, the presidency has said.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, insulting President Jonathan is now a punishable offence.
Name-callings such as “clueless” and “drunkard” will henceforth be punished according to the SSA.
“Being a critic is no license to insult and abuse government officials; most especially the President of the nation,” Okupe argued.
He, therefore, said that his office will correct the trend even it will tantamount to doing it by “force”.
Dr Okupe added that “when you say the President is a drunkard and so forth, you no longer deserve any respect.”
He insisted that being a social critic is not a license to smear or defame anyone’s character, most especially the President’s.
Such proclamation, however, seems paradoxical to President Jonathan’s affirmation on Tuesday during his declaration at the eagle’s square, Abuja.
Jonathan had pledged that his administration will not punish or send to exile anyone that attacks his person or his government.

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