PFN Charges FG To Allow Freedom Of Speech Thrive

Channels Television  
Updated May 29, 2013

As the nation marks 14-years of uninterrupted democracy, Nigerians have called on the federal government to allow for freedom of speech and even ambition amongst its citizens.

This call was made by the Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Cross River State chapter and founder of the Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI), Bishop Emmah Isong, while briefing Journalists in Calabar on the recent commotion in the Nigerian polity.

According to Emmah Isong, Nigeria has come a long way in its democratic process which allows one, right to freedom of speech and opinion on any issue and even criticise the federal government if need be.

Commenting on the just concluded Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) election that saw the re-election of the governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amechi as its Chairman, and his subsequent suspension by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Bishop described the act as a deviation from the democratic process of the nation.

According to him, the decision is an absolute abuse of power at the federal level which calls for reflection as the nation celebrates the maturity of its democracy.