Speakers of the 36 State Houses of Assembly have met in Owerri, Imo State for what they described as “Unity Joint Session against Hate Speeches” aimed at the preservation of the Unity of the nation.
According to the Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Acho Ihim, he said his colleagues gathered primarily to jointly sit in session to talk against hate speeches in Nigeria, adding that history is replete with actions of wars that are caused not by the first short but first tongue lashing.
The Speaker said “Now we hear hate speeches from every segment of Nigeria. If we keep quiet and do not do anything as representatives of our people from all parts of Nigeria then, we won’t be doing our beloved nation any good”.
He stressed “We are saying as Speakers of State of House of Assemblies that we believe in the Nigeria project and cannot watch miscreants disintegrate our nation in any form or shape. For this reason, we have chosen to come in unison, and with one voice, condemn and move a motion against hate speech”.
The Speakers also visited the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha at Government House, Owerri.