Sponsor of the controversial bill seeking a 5-year jail term for protesters, Hon. Emeka Chinedu has withdrawn the bill from the House of Representatives.
Hon Chinedu announced the formal withdrawal of the bill in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila at Tuesday plenary.
It will be recalled that outrage had trailed the bill since its introduction on July 6, 2021.
Hon Chinedu however said he was misquoted in the media, saying he was not sponsoring a bill to jail protesters.
Acknowledging the letter, the Speaker of the house, Hon. Gbajabiamila said “It’s your prerogative. The bill is hereby withdrawn.”
The Speaker however asked the media to be accurate in its reportage.