Nigeria at 57: Umahi to make law to prohibit hate speeches

The governor of Ebonyi state Chief David Umahi, has said he will soon approach state house of Assembly to propose a bill for an Act prohibiting hate speeches in the state.

Umahi made this known while addressing the people of the state during the independence celebration of Nigeria at 57 and Ebonyi state at 21 which took place at the Abakaliki Township Stadium.

He also cautioned against violent agitations by youths in the country and further advocated for peace and united Nigeria where fairness, justice, love of one another would be supreme.

He said there was no need to continue with hate speeches against President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the country, stating that the president has expressed his readiness to address all the issues in the south east zone.

Umahi said: “There is no need to continue with hate speeches. There is no need to continue with violent agitations. We have to dialogue and do everything that will make sure we live in peace. We are stronger when we are together. There’s no need of insulting the President. There is no need of insulting other tribes. There’s no need of insulting southern governors. The operation Python dance was to ensure security in the zone”.

He assured all residents in the state of their optimum security, insisting that the proscription of the activities of the Independence People of Biafra (IPOB) was to avert bloodshed and save the lives of about 12 million Igbo people living in other parts of the country.

Earlier in a remark, the first executive governor of the state and senator representing Ebonyi North zone, Senator Sam Egwu warned the youths against the agitations and violence for the creation of Republic of Biafra.

Commending Umahi for his achievements including infrastructural development, youth and widow empowerments and Agricultural Revolution, the Former governor called on the Federal government to be fair in governance and recognition of Ndi Igbo.

“We support our Governor, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State His Excellency, Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi for his quality leadership style”.

“We support one Nigeria, we ask our youths not to be part of agitations and violence. Agitations and violence for the creation of Biafra is out of it, we stand for one Nigeria. We don’t support violence, we support One Nigeria”.

” We call on the Ruling Government APC, to know that what is good for the goose is also good for the gentiles,their should be fairness in governance and recognition of Ndi Igbo” he stated.

Egwu further asked Governor Umahi to continue with his good work, assuring him of his support and solidarity.