‘Hate Speeches Only Deepen Division, Hatred’

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By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja –
A civil society organisation, Office of the Citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OCFRN) has hailed the federal government resolutions to create special court to tame hate speeches, saying the intention is laudable.
The convener of OCFRN’s, Barr. Pelumi Olajengbesi, who stated this during an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP in Abuja, said hate speeches only further deepen the animosity driving the country apart. Olajengbensi also urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to adopt other measures towards pressing its demands.
He said strike actions only have a temporary effect on government. The convener of the group who is also a legal practitioner underscored the point that accumulated years of strike have yet to help ASUU achieve its aim. “ASUU has recorded lots of strike without achieving its demands; hence the need to seek other alternative means of achieving its demand. “ASUU is a body of intellectuals.
They must appraise each government based on their peculiarity, that is, their soft or sensitive spots. Whatever conclusion they come to must then be used in formulating a new policy action that the government won’t see coming but would respond to in order to save face,” he said.
Barr. Pelumi also described the the not too young to rule campaign as a campaign long due and wholeheartedly appreciated. “The timing couldn’t be more right. Youth inclusion in the affairs of state is non-negotiable. We are after all equally victim of bad leadership,” he said.
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