House of Assembly cautions against hate speech in Ondo

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The Ondo State House of Assembly has joined the Federal Government to condemn the use of hate speeches in the country.

The Majority Leader of the Assembly and Chairman, House Committee on Security, Hon Olugbenga Araoyinbo explained that hate speeches could cause division and also result into war in any country.

He, however, added that the gravity of hate speeches made would determine if they should be treated as terrorism or treason.

The Majority Leader called on Nigerians to desist from the use of abominable languages so as not to set the country on fire.

"Hate speech is not a good one. It can result into war and cause disunity. Anything that can cause division in this country should not be allowed. What we need now is unity, our togetherness is our strength," Araoyinbo emphasised.

He also lauded the Arewa Group for withdrawing the quit notice issued against the Igbos to leave the North, saying that the country can only thrive well if it remained united.

While expressing optimism that Nigeria would thrive better without any enthic group breaking away, the lawmaker charged Nigerians to continue to pray for her unity.

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