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Use Of Hate Speeches Sparks Off Reactions From Residents In Benin

Some residents in Benin City have decried the recent use of uncomplimentary comments and hate speeches by some Nigerians.

Amenze Obarisiagbon reports that the respondents who condemned the unhealthy trend said such conduct poses danger that could promote disunity, hatred and instability.

The respondents, while commenting on the trend of the use of hate speeches, by some Nigerian said, the development does not augur well for peaceful co-existence, stability and progress of the country.

The respondents, condemned those who use discriminatory epithets, to insult and stigmatize others, on the basis of their ethnicity, gender, race, or other forms of group membership.

Also commenting on the issue a Legal Practitioner, Doctor Godwin Oni-Edigin, said discriminatory statements. He made reference to section 42 of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria, which advocated, that every Nigeria has the right to freedom from discrimination.

The respondents, were of the consensus, that hate speeches could invite people to violence or take prejudicial action that can cause tension.

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at various fora, cautioned individuals and groups to desist from engaging in hate speeches.

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